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I have this terrific fear of karaoke. It is unfounded, ungrounded, and unreasonable. “No one cares what you sound like”, they tell me. “Have a few drinks and you’ll be fine”, they reason. “No one is listening anyway”, they say in a most convincing tone.  I get it and I hear it and I agree

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“Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…” is how the habitually unnoticed prayer mumbles. My Will or Yours? Really? Cursed with an annoyingly endless amount of curiosity, I obsessively ponder the things of life which (and here is the curse) only leads to more questions. There might be

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Humility is… …filled with power to bring forth life.  The word itself comes from the Latin humus, which means fertile ground.  “Humility,” writes Anthony Bloom, “is the situation of the earth.”  In one sense humility is nothing more than staying close to the earth.  The earth Bloom reminds us, is always with us, always taken

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I often find myself pondering why my life seems so messy. Yesterday morning, I was thinking we should take a weekend and just fix all the broken things in our house. In my musings, a fear began to creep into my awareness. I realized that I had to face one of the most dreaded times

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Conflict is an unpleasant partner in life.   When we encounter conflict, we seem alarmed as if it is an abnormality.  Conflict is not only inevitable; it is necessary.  Yikers! As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my job is about conflict every hour.  Conflict with self – trying to muscle out of a depression because one

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The title for this blog has actually been on a “post-it” note on the back of my IPAD for probably 3 weeks. I woke up at 5 this morning with this blog on my mind, when it occurred to me that for the last five days I had fallen for the “lie of fairness”. You

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