192019Mar
The Foundation That Holds Us

The Foundation That Holds Us

The struggle has been very real for me.  I am constantly focused on it and that is only increasing my downward spiral.  What is the solution?  I am frozen until this question is answered so I am on the hunt.  If I can figure out a solution then I can get this under control!  It’s…

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192019Feb
Fitting In Verses Belonging

Fitting In Verses Belonging

Think back to your first day of high school.  The night before you are full of emotions.  You are excited but there’s a layer of fear that you just can’t shake.  You call your friends up to see what they are wearing for the big day.  You wished you had asked that just out of…

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122019Feb
Living Small and Curious

Living Small and Curious

What do the words small and curious mean to you? These two words can mean different things.  Recently I have read several different things where those words popped up. Small and curious.  These two words have stuck with me. At times we tend to focus on trying to make everything big, planned and figured out. …

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82019Jan
The Question I Bring Into 2019

The Question I Bring Into 2019

It is now 2019!  A new year.  This can mean different things to different people.  Some like to look ahead, set goals and make plans.  Some like to reflect on the year that just closed its door.  I have chosen the latter.  In doing so, a pile of emotions has been poured out and I…

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42018Dec
Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

Everyday Repentance and Forgiveness in Relationships

We (Neil and Melissa) will be doing a joint post today. The first part will be written from Neil’s perspective, and the second part will be from Melissa’s. We will conclude with some joint thoughts.   From Neil’s perspective:  Mornings have become a hectic time for me. With age, I’ve had to add a couple…

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272018Nov
What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

What Truly is at the Heart of Fixing

My name is Melissa and I am a fixer…..  My son, Michael, can attest to that.  He has definitely been affected by my fixing behavior.  Michael is full of life and energy.  There have been several times, in his younger years especially, when I tried to fix him. I tried to get him to be…

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62018Nov
Our Focus Matters

Our Focus Matters

Where or on what do you find yourself focused?  I tend to frequently catch myself focused on my to-do list.  If I were honest with myself, I would have to say that it is my security blanket.  I love checking things off and usually for every one thing I check off two more things are…

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302018Oct
Right Here, Right Now

Right Here, Right Now

“Choosing” by Alli Rogers I guess I need to choose But today I am confused and losing ground Is this part of some plan? The rise and fall of man? I can’t be sure When I’m away from my source of peace Something fills that space in me And it feels like I don’t need…

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162018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 2

Experiencing Love, Part 2

If you have not already, I encourage you to read my post from last week before reading this one.  Last week I shared my experience with opening up about not experiencing God’s love.  I knew what I believed to be true but felt like an imposter because I did not feel like I had actually…

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92018Oct
Experiencing Love, Part 1

Experiencing Love, Part 1

Have you ever had that nagging thought that makes you question everything about yourself?  You know, that thing that pops up over and over and you begin to wonder if your life is real or if it’s a charade.   I have been struggling recently with this question, “Do I really believe what I say I…

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