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Awake

I’m a mess. That is what he said, a 13-year-old boy. He followed that with a list of the assignments he had not completed that morning. He continued with a list of actions he “should” be better at achieving on a daily basis. Ephesians 5:14 reads, Awake, O sleeper, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper,
  and arise from the dead…” In essence, it’s cool, because the boy is awake, but heartbreakingly, how tragic for any child to ever think of himself as less than wonderfully made. So we had a little Mom-son version of...

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Expectations

I was chatting with a friend the other day about where relationships sometimes go sideways. The conversation wasn’t really about relationships, per se, but expectations in relationships. William Shakespeare said, “the root of all heartache is expectations.”    I don’t think the Bard is too far off.  Yet, choosing to live assuming nothing good will ever come?  I’d guess a walk like that would require one to lock the heart up tight and close it off to the possibility of joy.  I’d rather walk into the pain that life and love inevitably bring, by making an attempt to focus on...

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Nuance

I told my brother-in-law that I don’t like universal statements because they all break down at some point. He said, “you just made one.” Wow. So as much as I am guilty of it, I still don’t like them and will work to stop repeating them. I came across a Wayne Dyer quote online the other day and it did not sit right with me. It reads, “Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It’s not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You...