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To the Girl Who Doesn’t Know She Is Worthy
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To the Girl Who Doesn’t Know She Is Worthy

It was 5th grade. I was tall for my age, especially in my small town and equally small school. Not slight nor dainty, but strong and athletic. Instead of skinny, I was fit. I appreciated my athletic abilities, but never felt comfortable in my own skin. I wanted a slimmer, bonier, and shorter version of…

A Prayer for When You Need to Get Back Up Again
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A Prayer for When You Need to Get Back Up Again

Get back up again. Do you ever feel as though it borders along the impossible? As though your misstep, failure, or hurt is is just too big? The fall too hard? This weekend as I was watching my son and his team play basketball, I couldn’t help but be amazed at their tenacity. These kids…

Longing for Daily Peace
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Longing for Daily Peace

Although I played the part quite well, peace was something that eluded me for much of my life. I was quick with a smile and loved laughter, but there was something I was hiding. Within myself lived conflicted moments I’d mull over for days. Sleepless nights and even nightmares told me the thoughts were not in…