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Compassion

Self-righteousness keeps us from compassion

Posted by on Feb 11, 2018 in Compassion, Following God | 0 comments

This past August it became very clear with the launch of my book that I would be moving in a different direction of healing. During the process of writing my book, I was able to remove the emotion and as a consequence didn’t shed a tear. Several people have asked, ‘Was it carthartic writing your book?’ And my answer has been yes and no. Personally, I thought I didn’t cry because I was healed from all the hurt the book represented. Not so much… Usually my crying happens at church, or at BSF (which they’re used to now). But in August when I heard a sermon on...

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Friendship

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Compassion, Harrison, Kids, Relationships | 1 comment

Moving creates new opportunities to establish new friendships. Every time we go to the park, my son Harrison meets a new ‘friend’. A couple of little boys we’ve met have actually enjoyed playing with Harrison. It’s definitely been fun to watch, but also heartbreaking because he thinks everyone is his friend even when they’re not or they have to leave. This got me thinking about the friendship circles we’ve been through in recent years. Moving around and going through divorce has definitely lead me to be a part of different groups through different seasons....

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Gather

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Compassion, Following God, Relationships | 0 comments

After going through a season of rejection and then realizing my need for connection, gather was the next word in the progression of healing. Gather can be defined as ‘bring together and take in from scattered places or sources.’ I also think of gather as getting people together for a movement, or a common interest. That’s how I categorize my friendships. Each person is from a different area of our life whether its from work, church, workout friends, hobbies or new neighbors. It’s the common connection with these people which can lead to gathering together. Several...

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Rejection

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Compassion, Suffering, Transition | 0 comments

Another season of growth has finally come to a close. This has been a season I haven’t wanted to deal with in the slightest. Change and growth are hard, but it’s normally for your own good. I personally have dug my heels in and said ‘no I don’t want to change’. Growth has come this time in the form of rejection. Rejection has been a theme through the last few seasons, but has also provided a ton of feedback on my life. It has helped me in recognizing where I need to cut back on activities, who and where to invest my time, and how to really help those who need...

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What matters most

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Compassion, Health | 0 comments

First things first, my last blog post was not my best and I’m still working on my writing style. So please forgive and keep reading! These last few months have resulted in health issues which still have me perplexed at times. On April 26th, I was in the ER for the third time with awful right quadrant pain. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was causing the pain. So, the ER doctor had me do another CT scan. She came in with the results and said ‘You’re not crazy, you have a mass in your liver and this is most likely causing your pain. We’re going to admit you...

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Do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Compassion, Generosity | 0 comments

First things first, my last blog post was not my best and I’m still working on my writing style. So please forgive and keep reading! This weeks events in Orlando have caught most people off guard. The terror and violence which occurred on June 12th is heart wrenching and sickening. I’ve been at odds with whether or not to write because I don’t like delve into political or social issues outside of my experiences. Experience can be our greatest teacher. The reason I feel compelled to say anything is because of where it happened. Orlando is an amazing place to live because of...

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