Tag Archives: encourage

This is what happens when I spend a week offline

I spent nearly all last week offline, cheating occasionally by checking email through my phone. I didn’t do this for any deep psychological reason, I simply ran out of time. I spent every possible minute spending time with people and … Continue reading

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What I do when I don’t want to write

“After some time, I find that I keep reading about the same topics, over and over. Authors that once encouraged me, now leave me restless for something new. I’ve read enough blogs, books, articles in the last ten years to … 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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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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Ideal v. Real

“This split between the ideal and the real is one of the major reasons Christians struggle. The church often stresses such high ideals that many people feel they can’t be human and still be Christian — an incredible belief when … Continue reading

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Depression

This is a topic I’ve wanted to write about for months now, but haven’t been able to get together. Probably because when one is depressed, the last thing she wants to do is write about it, much less share that … Continue reading

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Synonomous: Ardor, Enthusiasm, Fervor, Zeal

What are you passionate about? Six years ago, I experienced a life-changing event. No, I didn’t have a near-death experience, or jump out of a plane, or another of those eye-widening stories. In fact, my experience seemed quite ordinary at … Continue reading

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What are your talents?

Yesterday I wrote about knowing what our Spiritual Gifts are.  I know that two of my gifts are Encouragement and Discernment. So what does this mean? Remember the definition I posted of Spiritual Gifts? No? Ok, here it is again: … Continue reading

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In Parts. Four.

Part 4: Home? Yesterday’s post was on homelessness and my wandering over the last few months. Now I get to tell you about part 4 of my transition. The last update that I sent before starting this 5-part..um..series, I was headed … Continue reading

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In Parts. Three..

Part 3: Homeless When I left the country in February, I also moved out of my residence in East Nashville. Although I would only be gone for six (ish) weeks, I knew that I could not afford to pay rent, … Continue reading

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