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Turning the Page

Turning the Page

I’ve never enjoyed saying goodbye, and sometimes even the best changes are hard to accept. I knew for more than several months that it was time to start looking for a new church home, but I didn’t want to. I invested so much in my last church, and they invested a lot in me. When I was hurting and broken my pastor and his wife loved me. I made friends who showed me what a godly marriage looked like, and I discovered a lot about my talent, the purpose behind it and the drive that I felt to go deeper…in my relationship with God, in serving my friends, neighbors and community and in seeking to live out the fruit of the Spirit in my life. If you know me, or if you follow my journey at all, you probably know that when I met Jesus it changed my entire life. It changed the way I perceived myself, and the way I view the world and other people. I learned that when people were mean and hurtful it was because they didn’t have peace. They didn’t have joy, and we’ve all heard that misery loves company. It’s true. I learned that […]
I’ve never enjoyed saying goodbye, and sometimes even the best changes are hard to accept. I knew for more than several months that it was time to start looking for a new church home, but I didn’t want to. I invested so much in my last church, and they invested a lot in me. When I was hurting and broken my pastor and his wife loved me. I made friends who showed me what a godly marriage looked like, and I discovered a lot about my talent, the purpose behind it and the drive that I felt to go deeper…in my relationship with God, in serving my friends, neighbors and community and in seeking to live out the fruit of the Spirit in my life. If you know me, or if you follow my journey at all, you probably know that when I met Jesus it changed my entire life. It changed the way I perceived myself, and the way I view the world and other people. I learned that when people were mean and hurtful it was because they didn’t have peace. They didn’t have joy, and we’ve all heard that misery loves company. It’s true. I learned that […]

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Unfinished Blog Posts

Unfinished Blog Posts

As a blogger who gets distracted by everyday life a lot of posts go unwritten, and over the last couple of years I started about 36 that were never completed. (I know this because I just went through and deleted incomplete drafts that were dated as far back as August of 2013.) It’s interesting to look back and some of those posts and recognize the changes that have occurred in my since I started writing here. One post was about my insecurity and how I knew I’d be happier if I could see myself the way God sees me. I was right. Life is so much better that way! It removes the societal pressure to be someone I’m not and to act like I’m cooler or more important than I am. I lived with those burdens for far too long. In another post I talked about how I didn’t like being single, but I also realized that I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship because I couldn’t trust a guy who bothered to like me. Seeing those words and remembering how true they were at the time made me sad for my old self. Why did I allow myself […]
As a blogger who gets distracted by everyday life a lot of posts go unwritten, and over the last couple of years I started about 36 that were never completed. (I know this because I just went through and deleted incomplete drafts that were dated as far back as August of 2013.) It’s interesting to look back and some of those posts and recognize the changes that have occurred in my since I started writing here. One post was about my insecurity and how I knew I’d be happier if I could see myself the way God sees me. I was right. Life is so much better that way! It removes the societal pressure to be someone I’m not and to act like I’m cooler or more important than I am. I lived with those burdens for far too long. In another post I talked about how I didn’t like being single, but I also realized that I wasn’t ready to be in a relationship because I couldn’t trust a guy who bothered to like me. Seeing those words and remembering how true they were at the time made me sad for my old self. Why did I allow myself […]

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