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Supporting the one you love with mental illness

I was first exposed to the conversation on mental illness when I began dating my husband in 2016. When we met, he was writing an article about the church, and it’s often, poor response to mental illness. Very early on…

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standing up to bias is a biblical calling

Last October, Charles and I drove 28 hours to Austin from New York. We left Long Island early on a Friday morning and drove all the way to Atlanta to visit some of my favorite little girl cousins. On Day…

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The Time I Got Scammed.

My husband Charles and I went to the Trail of Lights in Austin, TX. Every year, Austin hosts a holiday trail at Zilker Park. The event hosts tons of concessions, entertainment, food, etc. On our way to the trail, a…

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Where lies your treasure?

Charles and I left New York City in a bit of a frenzy. We had abruptly lost a job and couldn’t afford to live in our Manhattan apartment. We hadn’t planned to leave New York, and we sure as hell,…

A mindshift

I’ll have to admit that the last three months have been a little rough for me.   Which probably seems funny coming from a woman who got married a few months ago.   I caught up.   With one year’s…

Hatch a chicken or two.

My mother often tells me not to count my chickens before they hatch. I’m a planner by nature and it’s easy for me to get to the sequel before the movie begins. The sequel usually looks nothing like the movie…

Hiding.

“13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, 14 for the light makes everything visible.” Last year, I started a lackluster relationship with a guy I had met at a party. This guy and…

The language of the victim

“No harm will come to you if you humble yourself. God will bless you if you do.” My mother often tells me this when she is asking me to apologize to someone who doesn’t deserve it. She, like many others,…

To someone who needs to hear it’s okay

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every…

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