The Angst Driven Life

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I read The Purpose Driven Life many moons ago. I read it at a time when my sole purpose, as I saw it, was to keep three little people alive. That's it. I literally couldn't see past the kitchen sink and the changing table. My mind couldn't envision any kind of life apart from just making it through … [continue]

When you have questions and no answers

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"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live … [continue]

When you want God to do a new thing

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“Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” ~ Isaiah 43:19 Every December, I buy a new daily calendar for the year ahead. And every January, I sit down … [continue]

Books on my nightstand: A reading list

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I have spent this week thinking deep, angsty thoughts and I need a break from myself. I want to walk around in someone else's head, and reading is my favorite way to step out of my own, if only for a little while. Let's talk books. Let's talk about the ones we're reading now and what we're going … [continue]

Top Tips for wandering with purpose while still coming home for dinner

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She sighed when she said it, "We have to put down some roots." Then a soft, slow exhale. Being a kindred spirit, I read a thousand words in that one low breath. She feels the need to stay put somewhere for her kids, but she's much too curious about the world to settle into one tiny hamlet of it. I … [continue]