Scary Teacher

The other day I showed a friend my serious teacher face. He got scared. “Usually you seem so sweet and happy, laughing all the time and smiling! Guess that’s not really you,” he said, shaking his head. “What? No! That is me!” I exclaimed. I felt a slight panic come over me at his reaction. […]

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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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Overcoming My Fear of Making Mistakes

I have always been very conscious about doing what is right. Dubbed a “goody-two-shoes” by my stepsister growing up, I often found my standards of integrity and morality to be outside the norm, even among Christians or other “good students”. I like this about myself. I continue to uphold high standards of integrity and morality. […]

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The Lion King: The Power of Identity

The Lion King is one of my favorite movies of all time. I always found its themes of identity, shame, and destiny to be powerfully moving as a kid, and I find them no less so now that I am an adult. Love this clip from the movie: As Rafiki says, The question is: Who are you? […]

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