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The Good Goodbyes

The issue with maintaining a blog is trying to decide what in the minute is inspiring you enough to write about. As someone who isn’t a writer and not often able to articulate moments very well it is easy to walk through life with pure enjoyment and trying to soak

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June 2019: Bravery and Grief

“For everything there is a season…a time to plant and a time to pluck up what has been planted… a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 The last couple months have been a season of plucking up

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Healing Belief

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190622.PDF Spirituality (i.e. individual practices) and religion (i.e. communal practices) influence health through pathways of behaviors, social support, psychology, and supernatural laws. – Oman & Thorensen, 2002 cited in The Influence of Religion on Health   Beloved, I pray that you prosper in all things and be in

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Shepherding A Child’s Heart

PDF Version: AWA_Update_190615.PDF “The purpose for your authority in the lives of your children is not to hold them under your power, but to empower them to be self-controlled people living freely under the authority of God.”—Ted Tripp   One of the hardest roles in our world is being a

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PDF Version: AWA_Update_190601.PDF In a time when lukewarm Christianity and scandalous accusations are made among prominent Christian leaders, it is reassuring to personally know some “real deal” believing friends. This is the kind of spiritual brother or sister whom you see finish their spiritual lives on earth well—not because they

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Nose to the Sunrise

Prior to my leaving for training in Colorado, my grandparents initiated difficult conversations with me regarding the likelihood of them leaving this earth while I was overseas. In preparing to pack up and leave everything behind, that fear of being absent from specific events has commonly been present in my

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