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Monday Momentum

Apr 28, 2014 by

Recently, I deleted the facebook app off my smart/symbiotic iphone, and downloaded the Kindle app.Brilliant, my friends. So much more reading, so much less wasted time.  (So much more housework done!  Apparently, scrolling facebook is the most popular activity for avoiding your least favorite tasks.  Laundry?  Oh, I’ll just check fb first.  Dishes?  Oh, I needed to send a message to… well, someone, surely.)...

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Living with He(art)
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At it’s Latin root, the word courage means heart. Courageous people live life with great heart.  Courageous acts are done against the grain of a heart pulsing with both fear and love. In her book, Daring Greatly, Brene Brown challenges our ideas about courage. She writes that vulnerability is the most courageous act of all, because it tears down barriers of shame, disconnection, and...

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She’s Come Undone
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I love titles. Clever titles, witty titles, intriguing titles, simple titles, long titles, subtitles. I love ’em all. I haven’t been able to get this book (and it’s title) off my mind since I finished it last week.  This book is not PG.  It deals with some difficult themes of rape and homosexuality, and it contains language.  But I can’t not recommend it because this is our real,...

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The End: Do Hard Things
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 This is the last post in 12 Days of Spring and the Spirit. It’s been a fun and special series for me.  I felt like God laid the idea on my heart one beautiful spring day and since then, I’ve just been following His Spirit of freedom as He leads me.  Words are my path.  My thoughts inside can be like a cloud of...

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A (Rare) Faith Formula
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I’m not a big fan of formulas. I don’t love math and I don’t believe life is a collection of formulas.  However, on occasion they can be very beneficial in providing a process to break down complicated steps. In my discipleship group, we were exploring the concept of stopping the spiral our thoughts and emotions can take us on and turning instead to the...

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The Cure for Embarrassment
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The day was coming to an end and I was unsettled, slightly irritable.  I felt disconnected from my family by these foggy, low-level emotions. I stopped for a reflective moment to discern what was the pollution under the surface. It was embarrassment. Embarrassment created by a situation involving kids, mess, and company. (I know I should tell you what it was and I know you...

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(S)Mothering: My Messy Beautiful
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I’m really just trying to stay alive. Through writing.  It’s this one little piece of me that’s free and available and makes me come alive and– “Mom! This one is  a diesel engine and this one is a STEAM engine! See? Mom? Mom?” “That’s great, buddy.” So I try to keep writing and thinking and exercising the one muscle that matters most to me for...

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A Nest of Prayers
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We’re not nomads, me and Abby. We’re nesters.  We nest-le in, take our time, stick by stick trying to build a cozy life.  We’re shy, slow to speak to strangers, slightly tongue-tied at times. We feel big and deep and we’re just a little ashamed of that, but it’s how God made us, too. People often tell me my kids look like my husband, all...

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