Category Archives: Boundaries

How To Handle Criticism

When Holly and I drove to North Carolina last summer, we talked for a solid eight hours. We didn’t know each other before meeting at 4am that morning, so we found plenty to talk about. Then we spent four days … Continue reading

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What does it mean when you look at me like that?

I used to interpret for a Domestic Violence Treatment Program. Men were court ordered to enroll, after they were arrested for domestic violence. As an interpreter, my job was to help the Spanish speakers participate in the class, to check … Continue reading

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Christians make terrible rules

Growing up, my family was in church every time the doors were open. Sunday morning, Sunday school, followed by church. Go home for a pot roast and an afternoon of rest. Return to church for evening service, or as we … Continue reading

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My #1 Blog Rule

Thank you for all of the encouragement after I posted the UJAM update. I am really thankful for what God has done, and is doing, and am thankful for the people who are in my life for the trip. I’ve … Continue reading

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Love yourself

1 Corinthians 13  1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and … Continue reading

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How chocolate covered strawberries taught me about Lent

I didn’t grow up practicing Lent, or any other practice of the Christian Calendar. Over the last five years as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the value of these sacred practices. This year, I wanted to give up something for Lent … Continue reading

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Separating truth from a lie

My family is great at hosting people, and we loved it when we had visitors. We often hosted bible studies, football-watching parties, or out-of-town guests. One summer, a large family came to visit. All of the kids were playing in the … Continue reading

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Just be You

During my commute to work this morning, I thought about why I enjoyed being around certain people. My immediate response to that question was “because that person/these people force me to be nothing other than completely myself.” Not that I … Continue reading

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Whole Body Health

To keep our bodies healthy, we enlist a number of resources: Exercise Healthy food Doctors, hospitals When something isn’t quite right, we’ll take active steps to correct it so our bodies can reach a state of physical health: Glasses/contacts … Continue reading

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When conflict happens in my life, it seems to come in waves, and from all sides. Financial, relational, professional, personal. Conflict starts to hit, like a hurricane, one of those areas, and then continues to attack the other three. Not … Continue reading

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