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On the Edge of the Future

On the Edge of the Future

I didn’t want to listen to the word God spoke to my heart. Future. That word scared me. The future has always carried two scenarios in my mind: 1) the time when my parents are no longer here; 2) the time when my marriage dream comes to fruition. One is full of fear....

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On Provision in the Present

On Provision in the Present

I never thought I’d say I survived a tornado. But in early August, that’s exactly what happened. A tornado blew right over our house at 3:00 in the morning. There was no time to prepare, no time to move to a “safer” spot. The power went out, my breathing machine quit,...

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Getting Through the Difficult Days

Getting Through the Difficult Days

Three and a half weeks ago I officially started self-quarantine with my parents. I have felt a wave of different emotions, sometimes all in the same day. Anxious, worried about the ones I love and wanting to check on them. Angry that this kind of virus exists and is...

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A Prayer for the Difficult Days

A Prayer for the Difficult Days

The status of the world is hard to comprehend, hard to embrace, hard to feel real. But it is real. It's strange, and sadly, the pandemic threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus isn't going anywhere anytime soon. We want to know when this will be over. We ask, in our hearts...

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door of Hope

door of Hope

Valley of Achor desert of trouble buried in rubble pull me out pull me up away from the wild well watered away from the war well waged away from the wind protected and planted stable and strong no longer lost tossed blown or thrown rooted and ready secure and steady...

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the dream door

the dream door

the dream door opened quickly something new to explore the heart soared even in sorrow sadness so deep one could know one could find joy to seep through the mind the pain, the fear and then it shut

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8 Things I Learned While Traveling

8 Things I Learned While Traveling

Firsts can't be repeated. I went to a conference for a second time. Apparently I carried high expectations with me. I didn't know that until the week ended and I felt some unexplained disappointment. What was I expecting? Was I subconsciously comparing this year to...

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My Journey with “F” Words

My Journey with “F” Words

Every year I pick a word that seems to relate to life at the time. And apparently, I'm drawn to "F" words. It started five years ago... 2014. I chose FOCUS. This was the year I struggled a lot. I turned thirty, the milestone I dreaded. I sought answers for thyroid...

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Becoming Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

Becoming Comfortable in the Uncomfortable

We don't like to be out of our comfort zone. Disability means I can instantly be out of mine. There is a discomfort around disability. Being uncomfortable is a way of life for me. I can be immune to this fact. In the past year, several friends have said, "You push me...

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The Bridge Called Community, part two

The Bridge Called Community, part two

The next morning you suddenly said to a circle of people at church, "Hey guys, this is my friend, Laura. She has a disability, in case you didn't know it and you can ask her any questions. She is happy to answer them and likes being the spokesperson for all disabled...

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