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In Others’ Words: The Sacredness of Tears

In Others’ Words: The Sacredness of Tears

There was a time in my life when I would not allow myself to cry.  Month after month, I refused to cry, swallowing the tears burning the back of my throat. The truth is, I had a lot to cry about. Repeated loss. Ongoing loneliness. And times of dark, dark doubt. My faith wavered. I ached to the very core of my being and my soul seemed shattered. The one time I let my guard down and allowed tears to... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Only You

There are some things only  I can do. Being me, for example. Nobody else can be me. Brilliant deduction, I know. I spent some time — too much time, to be honest — doubting myself. (Yes, yes, I’ve admitted this before, so I won’t belabor it again.) Lesson learned: Spend too much time doubting yourself and you spend too little time being yourself. When I finally looked into a... Read More »

In My Words: Turning Back from Turning My Back on God (Part 3)

I’ve found that when I hope to encourage others, God often prompts me to share my less-than shining moments. This is one of those times. On Monday & Wednesday, I shared the circumstances that caused my faith to founder — and the choices (mistakes) I made along my way to doubt. Welcome to Part 3 (the final installment) of a less-than stellar season in my faith journey. It ain’... Read More »

In My Words: Turning My Back from Turning My Back on God (Part 2)

I’ve found that when I hope to encourage others, God often prompts me to share my less-than shining moments. This is one of those times. On Monday, I shared the circumstances that cause my faith to founder — and the first mistake I made along my way to doubt: I lost sight of the truth of who God is. Welcome to Part 2 of a less-than stellar season in my faith journey. It ain’t pre... Read More »

In My Words: Turning Back from Turning My Back on God (Part 1)

I’ve found that when I hope to encourage others, God often prompts me to share my less-than shining moments. This is one of those times. Today I’m sharing the first part of the story of when my faith foundered, part one of a three-part series recounting a less-than stellar season in my faith journey. It ain’t pretty, but it’s honest. *** God, you are not trustworthy anymore... Read More »