Tag Archives: moving

I’ve Got A Hunch

Singing to the words on the overhead screen, Murielle leans over and whispers, “This song reminds me of our church in Phoenix.” That was over ten years ago. She took me back to her six year old self in a … Continue reading

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Crazy to the World

It’s our last week exploring the question, “How do we walk out our faith in the midst of pain, suffering, disappointment, and loneliness,” with a book club discussion on Thursday on the final chapter of Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. Today it’s my … Continue reading

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Leaving Church: Guest Post by Kelli Woodford

We’re exploring the question, “How do we walk out our faith in the midst of pain, suffering, disappointment, and loneliness,” with a book club discussion on Thursdays about Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. Today’s post from Kelli Woodford is inspired by Chapters 14-16. Kelli is a … Continue reading

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Trust, Tenacity, and Letting Go of Fear

A Lesson In Trust My hands wring sweaty, clamped around the steering wheel, heart beating towards suffocation. A blanket of anxiety drapes over my shoulders, down my legs, as we drive over the Ravenel Bridge into Charleston. I turn to … Continue reading

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On Influence, Division, and Letting Go Before You’re Ready

My teenage daughter set her alarm before the cock crows on Saturday for a yard sale. I overslept. It isn’t the picture frames and candle holders that pull Murielle out of bed on a day she normally slumbers until it’s … Continue reading

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Letting Go of the Past

Providential Relationships He sees me wince, grab my lower back with one hand, balance the cup steeping tea in the other.  Leans over to grab a cup and asks if the low back pain is normal for me. I tell … Continue reading

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When A Holiday Leaves You Hollow

Loneliness arrives with her suitcases on holidays, packed full of reminders that home isn’t a place, it’s a state of mind. We left the brick house with the sea green door in the desert almost ten years ago when He told … Continue reading

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Because We’re Better This Way

We cut the cake on together the day we sat in the car in the church parking lot and cried over destiny. When the pastor approached and asked you, the one with the architectural degree, if you had ever thought … Continue reading

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When Saying Goodbye Really Means Hello

I have felt the heartbreak of goodbye too many times to count. It starts before I have a choice; moving from place to place at the emotional whim of a mother trying to find fulfillment in a place, to heal … Continue reading

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When Timing is Perfect

It would be our first Christmas together, married only seven months. We left Phoenix just months before to set up home in a small apartment in Cleveland, Tennessee where H attends seminary. The first chapter of our story, now twenty-one … Continue reading

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