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With Jesus Here … (Life Beyond Painful Moments and Memories)

“The Bible says Jesus came for three reasons: to forgive our past, to give a purpose for living today, and to offer us a future, a home in heaven.”  Rick Warren (paraphrased) My husband John and I aren’t as young as we used to be, so we’re making a two-day trip out of our 18-hour drive to Tulsa to see our grandson and new...

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Ignoring Our Emotions Is Killing Us, part 5 (Depression, Suicide, and Hope)

“There is no solution to our emotions except to feel them, even the hard ones, especially the hard ones.” When I read about astronaut Charlie Duke speaking at our church for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, I expected to hear a lot about the moon and a little about Jesus. I never imagined he’d share about his and Dotty’s marriage...

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Love Happens

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” Jana Stanfield I took off the summer from posting on my blog even though I had posts ready to publish. I kept thinking, … Seriously, God, “all the good I can do” is to write about depression, suicide, and difficult emotions no one wants to hear...

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Ignoring Our Emotions Is Killing Us, part 4 (What’s Your Problem?)

“We judge, reason, analyze, and rationalize our feelings in an attempt to feel in control, yet we often forget that our feelings are there for a very good reason.” Josh Barad in the article “No, You Don't Have To Feel Grateful All The Time. Here's Why.” (Link at the end.) I wake most mornings keenly aware I have much for which to be...

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Ignoring Our Emotions Is Killing Us, part 3 (Cry Out Loud)

“But your tears? Oh, they are liquid magnets drawing others in. They are a river of reality. A healing for hurts. A bonding for brokenness.” “You see, it’s through your tears that people are united. It’s what makes you a safe person to others when you simply whisper, ‘Me too. Me too.’” Lysa Terkeurst @ It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way I...

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My Word for 2019 – Intentional

“How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life.” Louise Hay  Definition @ Merriam-Webster for intentional: Done by intention or design; intended.  Definition @ Merriam-Webster for intention: A determination to act in a certain way; resolve; what one intends to do or bring about; the...

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Ignoring Our Emotions Is Killing Us, part 2 (Honor How We Feel)

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus Christmas comes with all sorts of expectations for family togetherness, cheer, and wishes that we want fulfilled by Santa and others. Sugarplums dance in our heads. We want family and friends to join us, get along, and ooh and aah over gifts we...

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Hi, I’m Kim.

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