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A Rusty Old Nail

I was about to exit the sanctuary after the Easter event was over when a woman came running up to me in a frenzy, “Don’t leave without your gift!” Then she handed it to me and scurried off to catch another woman who had apparently forgotten hers too. Since the mood for the women-only event […]

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DEAR ALI: “What are some ‘RED FLAGS’ I should avoid?”

DEAR ALI, I just got out of a destructive relationship and am still facing the consequences of hurt, pain, distrust, abuse and more. I kept trying to be ‘forgiving’ when things would happen, hoping he would keep his promises to change, but he didn’t. I guess my question is, what are some of the ‘red […]

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Becoming a Trapeze Artist: How to Embrace Transition

          I walked to the front of the room, my heart beating a little faster than normal. Okay, a lot faster–like it was going to beat out of my chest. I usually held back from asking for prayer at these kinds of events. Surely there were people who needed it more […]

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Papa, Do You Love Me?

 “Papa, do you love me?” These words jumped into my heart like a deer leaping over a fence. They were the words off a children’s book cover in a Boulder, Colorado book store about a young African boy pondering the love of his own father towards him. Oddly enough, it was the very same question […]

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Thanking the Source

Thanksgiving is a unique holiday. It celebrates an attitude rather than a person or event. A big part of it entails a big bird, yes, and stuffing ourselves with lot’s of scrumptious food. My family carries a tradition of going around the table and acknowledging the blessings in our life, both big and small, “I […]

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