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Detaching with Love

Books have been written about detaching with love. I cannot possibly begin to cover it in one teeny tiny blog post, and yet, it’s an important enough topic that I thought I’d give it a shot. Detaching with love is the goal in any dysfunctional relationship....

Reframing Failure

I ran for class vice president four years in a row in high school. I never once won. Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is one definition of insanity. So, was I insane to gather those signatures and make those posters and put my precious...

Hope for the Hopeless

A few years ago, I found out that a former member of one of my private Facebook groups – who left because she wasn’t feeling as supported as she felt she needed – took her life, leaving behind two children, family, friends. I’m not sure what to do with...

Toxic People

tox·ic /ˈtäksik/ poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious tox·ic person someone who is poisonous, venomous, dangerous, destructive, harmful, unsafe, injurious I think that when we think of a toxic person, we tend to think of someone who...

How Do I Keep My Hope Alive?

When you think of the word hope, what comes to mind? For some of us, hope is a dirty word. That’s okay. We need to admit it and start where we are. Hope is such an interesting concept and one that I fear is misunderstood and too easily thrown around in churchy circles...