Setting Boundaries: the Self

You cannot expect other people to treat you how you want to be treated if you are not treating yourself how you want to be treated. That’s why boundaries begin with the self. We have to give ourselves space and time, especially prayer with God, to learn about the limits of things we can and cannot accept.

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Setting Boundaries (intro)

This year has been an eye-opener. I think everyone says that every year and that’s a good thing, it means that we are moving forward or at least touching the deeper meanings of life. But, seriously, it feels as though this year kept my eyelids peeled back until the dryness of my eyeballs was no […]

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Handmade Christmas Cards

DIY Holiday Cards

It only took me about a week of mental preparation to make my Christmas cards. Yay we did it! Ever since I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed making Christmas cards for my family. Not only do I put effort into the crafting (which is by no means spectacular), but I always aim to write personal […]

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Finally!

I’ve finally submitted my last and final undergraduate assignment this morning! The relief felt oddly painful. No, really, my heart rate accelerated and I was getting a little warm. Completion anxiety? Is that a thing? In any case, I am quite excited to have fought back against the obstacles that have deterred my course. Many of them […]

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Revolutionary, what does that mean?

As an adult, this word means almost nothing to me. But, as a child hearing the word “revolutionary” sparked imaginative feelings of drive and innovation. I want to change the world!

Teachers and adults were always pushing the idea onto us (as children). This directive was loud and clear. I MUST change the world!

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You can only be so positive…

Yesterday, I read a blog post from a psychologist who was arguing that you can’t be “too positive” all the time. I guess he received commentary because he goes out of the way to remove negative comments from his site. It’s actually funny, this world seems to support positivity and motivation until it’s a consistent […]

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Broken Families during the Holidays

I saw a meme this week that said the holidays can be a hard time for people with broken families. And it’s true. Especially for people spending a significant amount on social media… Images of big happy families–enjoying beautiful dinners or bonding activities–that scream “love” can make people who don’t have this experience feel incomplete and inadequate.

Not because we are actually incomplete or inadequate but

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Just let go already

I originally planned to use today’s blog to explain why I won’t share any photographs of my baby online. Why? I guess because I feel strongly about consent and privacy of minors, among other things. So I spent an hour writing out my point-of-view… Then, I heard a Fatherly voice say, “who cares?” Well, hello, I […]

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Humility is the New Black

This week, our worship leader suggested that we kneel as we end the last song. “All hail King Jesus, All hail the Savior of the world, All hail King Jesus” Everyone, young, old, middle-aged got down and we all lifted our praise upward. It brought me to tears and my heart rate actually accelerated. The […]

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When You are Free to be Free (pt. 3)

Becoming free means literally becoming new! I did not have to fall into my old ways just because that is what I was used to. I not only had permission to change, become a new person, but I was encouraged to do so. Everyday God would stick His hand in my heart and rearrange my dispositions. The Spirit would speak to me by drawing me towards or pulling me away from something.

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