Learning to Let My Heart Break

Recently, my heart has been breaking a lot, and it hasn’t felt great. In fact, at times I wondered if something were seriously wrong with me. Unable to shake a heaviness that didn’t seem to match my circumstances, I finally asked God what was wrong.

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The Tale of a Good Girl Seeking Escape from the Trap of Obligation

The Life of a Good Girl As a “good girl,” I have always known there were certain things I should do. Certain things I should be. I should be kind and considerate. I should be respectful and obedient. I should complete the tasks assigned to me with excellence. I should avoid laziness, tardiness, dishonesty, or anything that would […]

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The Coming – Advent Reflections, Part 3: Joy

Christmas is a time of Joy. Everyone knows that. Whether because Santa is coming, gifts are being exchanged, or loved ones are uniting, Christmas is generally known for being a time of cheer. But for a moment, amidst all those lovely Christmas festivities, I’d like to take a moment to examine the joy that was felt […]

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The Itch to Travel

I’m contemplating going on a solo adventure this summer. I.e. taking a trip by myself. Which I can’t say I’ve ever done. So maybe that in itself is a reason to do it. I’ve been thinking back on past adventures recently, various countries and cultures I’ve encountered, explored, and experienced. I’ve been thinking about the […]

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Encounters that Change You (God’s Love)

I got some crazy revelations last weekend. Some major mindset shifts. (I was at this awesome church leadership retreat, in case you’re curious.) And, I experienced a lot of JOY. Not just normal haha that’s funny let’s retell that story later kind of joy. But happiness so deep and wide and overwhelming it almost hurt. […]

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Uncontainable Joy: Learning to Let Him Take Care of Me

I have been feeling an outrageous amount of joy this week. It’s been a little overwhelming. It’s not just because I’m not working anymore and can enjoy this awesome, unexpected VACATION (hehe), it’s obviously and directly straight from God. The thing is, just a few days ago, I was not in such a great place. […]

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The Hardest Thing in the World

The hardest thing in the world is choosing to forgive. Choosing to let go of offense. Feeling betrayed and hurt by people and then choosing to get back up and keep loving on people. Sometimes I want to give up. I want to give up on relationships. I feel that way every once in a […]

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Teacher Life: Morning Announcements

This week it’s my turn to do the morning announcements at my kindergarten. Every morning, everyone in the entire school gets to listen to me say good morning to them. And then ask (and answer to myself) some questions I think youngsters might feel inclined to answer. It has shown me/reminded me of several things: […]

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