Monthly Archives: October 2014

3 Simple Things I Learned In Therapy

I super didn’t want to go to therapy yesterday. I didn’t follow through with some things my counselor and I had discussed at my previous session, and the night before was just awful, leaving me feeling absolutely guilt-ridden. I was having … Continue reading

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New Series: Why Are Christians Bad At Grief?

My mom worked in a nursing home almost my entire life. Every few months after school, we would go over to “the home” and help decorate for the upcoming holiday. We would sing and play for the hymn sings. On … Continue reading

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7 Ways To Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day #BreakTheSilence

In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, some thoughts about how to deal with parents who have experience a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Continue reading

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I like to think of fall as a dignified season. All tweed blazers and pea coats and sweater vests. But the truth is, fall is just Mother Nature wearing her pajamas out in public.

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Believing the Right Words

I’m playing piano in church again. I feel like there’s probably a more artful way to build up to that statement, but the truth is, I’m just kind of giddy about it. Church music is where I most connect with … Continue reading

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Embracing Shame

At some point in the past year, I became addicted to shame. I’ve neve been a huge fan of the Jonathan Edwards ideology where I am no more than a spider that God is dangling over the fires of hell. … Continue reading

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