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Broken made Beautiful

I’m damaged goods. I hate to admit it but it’s true. After ten years of illness, three years of which were spent fighting for my life, my stomach lining is still touchy and my back is still less than perfect. My heart still tends to beat off rhythm and my eyes still go wonky. But […]

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What’s your why?

Mark Twain once famously said, “The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I’ve read this quote countless times thanks to my doctor who has it framed on his office wall. Every time I’m there for a visit, I take a moment […]

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Freakishly Clean

America has a new obsession: being freakishly clean. This isn’t news to anyone who has watched TV or ventured outside in the past year. Every other TV commercial reminds us to wash our hands and wear a mask so we can outsmart our germ nemesis. At every grocery store, pharmacy and Walmart entrance there is […]

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Is singleness a good thing?

Alright. I’m just going to come right out and say it: there are some scriptures in the Bible that I’m not too fond of. Case in point: 1 Corinthians 7:8 1 Corinthians 7:8 is the last a verse you’d find in a Christian wedding ceremony and not one we singles like to hear either. In […]

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A Lesson on Perseverance

When I think about the word perseverance I picture the running man. “The running man,” as I’ve come to call him, is an older gentleman in my local area who has been pounding the pavement for as long as I can remember. He is tall, lanky and, by now, quite old. Although I’m not sure […]

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The Slow Road to Healing

I remember the first (and only) time a church body laid hands on me and prayed for my healing. People were speaking in tongues and some others were singing hallelujahs. I remember the pastor’s hand in particular. It was heavy and clammy and when he lifted it off my back I had a sweat spot […]