Living Truthfully
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    Unfriended

    July 31, 2017

    It’s not the unfriended action that hurts, it’s the realization that the relationship was pondered and purposefully ended with a quiet click. I’d be foolish to think every friend on face book was truly a friend, most are acquaintances, people I’ve met that I don’t mind sharing pieces of my life with. What about the friends […]

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    Even When I Disagree

    January 31, 2017

    Being an introvert has allowed me to fine tune my ability of listening … I listen to conversations as they develop.  I watch body language, postures and subtle movements as people develop their stories.  I’m amazed at how much information is simply second hand, social media re-runs and news fear tactics …   There are […]

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    Keep Singing Your Melody

    October 29, 2016

    She stood among her piers trying to remember the words to a melody heard just prior.  She holds the paper over her mouth so only her eyes can be seen … her voice is shy when being watched.  The paper she holds is filled with music notes and words she cannot read.  I see her […]

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    Give Permission

    October 4, 2016

    The service ended like any other … people quietly began gathering their belongings and saying their goodbye’s.  As I sat next to my friend she began to cry, “As soon as you sit near me, I cry!” I smile and allow the process … “Give her permission.” Father whispered.   I’m convinced God never does […]

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    Searching For Value

    August 30, 2016

    I usually don’t garbage pick, but when I spotted two shutter style doors laying on the side of the road, thoughts of re-purposing the doors as displays for my artwork was at the forefront of my mind.  The solid wood doors fit nicely in my car.  I also couldn’t wait to get them out of […]

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    Remove the Pedestal

    June 3, 2016

    A few years ago my family and I visited the Creation Museum in Kentucky (For the record, it’s amazing and you should go!).  While visiting the petting zoo within the park, I was leaning against the donkey fence.  The seemingly gentle donkey was hanging its head between the fencing as I stood there.  Without warning, […]

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    What Makes A Leader?

    May 2, 2016

    This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure.   Sitting quietly in the audience, I watched as others were called upon to speak … from somewhere, deep inside the hidden chambers of my heart, a voice whispered, “Look at me, […]

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    Three Words To Help Bring Perspective

    March 20, 2016

    This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure. Perspective is a powerful tool.  If you’re introverted like me, most of your perspective is an inward view.  You may spend hours rotating thought. The danger of perspective is when you view circumstances […]

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    Muddy Water

    March 16, 2016

    This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure. “My heart is hurting Daddy, it just feels icky.”  Being completely honest with Father helps navigate through uncertain waters.  “I’m not angry; I’m sad, disappointed, and shocked … I don’t want this […]

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    Worship Was Never Meant To Conform

    January 14, 2016

    This post contains affiliate links and I’ll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  Click here to read my full advertising disclosure. To explain where I’m going with this post, I have to tell you where I’ve been.  Twenty years ago I chose to believe a lie; the lie said that a believer worships […]

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    Let it Go, Traditionally Speaking

    December 2, 2015

    I’ve decided to let it go!  Before you burst into chorus with Elsa, let me just say, the cold does bother me!   “A kingdom of isolation, And it looks like I’m the queen.” Frozen   Every year my holiday traditions change.  While others anticipate the traditions they’ve grown up expecting, mine seem to never […]

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    Dirty Feet

    November 9, 2015

    (art credit, Yongsung Kim) I finally got mad this morning, mad at the people I love very much … for a few fleeting moments I was mad that they invited me to a place where I am grieving now.  Mad that I allowed my heart to love deeply and am now subjecting it to the […]