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The Suitcase

It's been a tough couple of days. The depression lifted for quite some time but decided to rear it's ugly head yesterday. After a wonderful women's retreat on Saturday with much praise, worship and reflection and getting a chance to share some of my story, I should have prepared myself for the valley after the… Continue reading The Suitcase

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Updates from the life of Writer Girl

At the beginning of 2017 I wrote a post about two words that were on my heart: simplicity and expectancy. It's now May and it has been amazing to watch these two words develop into something greater than I had imagined. We've moved! A lot has happened since the beginning of the year. I honestly… Continue reading Updates from the life of Writer Girl

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Freaking out over public speaking

J.K. Rowling and I should go for a coffee. We seem to have a lot in common. Besides our love for writing, books and our vivid imaginations, I found out earlier this week that we share a common fear. Someone asked the Harry Potter author over Twitter what terrifies her and she replied: https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/806542296732798976 Although… Continue reading Freaking out over public speaking

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Real Love in the face of hate.

It's a mad world. The digital age has made it possible to access news like never before. Sadly, a lot of the news that I digest digitally is bleak. Football hooliganism, the death of YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie, the Orlando shooting at the LGBT nightclub, Westboro Baptist Church spilling out hate in response to the… Continue reading Real Love in the face of hate.

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Are You Ready For Autumn?

Trying to capture the beauty of autumn leaves on my phone simply does not do this wonderful tree justice. It is my own glimpse of fall in New England. This is just one tree in plain, old England. I saw this tree transform into oranges and reds last year. Excitement and wonder filled my heart… Continue reading Are You Ready For Autumn?

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Some Hope-filled Words…

  Graphic by Kerry Messer   #TheLoft   To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the topic. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic… Continue reading Some Hope-filled Words…

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Bucket List!

WELCOME TO THE LOFT! Graphic by Kerry Messer #TheLoft To Participate: 1. Be creative. We provide the topic. You feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic. 2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two. 3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft… Continue reading Bucket List!

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Cancer, Cardiac Arrest and Continued Faith

There are some things (more like many things) that I just don't understand about life. I know that I am not alone in thinking this. We all get thrown curve balls. Perhaps in our jobs, our health, our relationships, our faith among other things. Stuff just doesn't work out how we imagined it would. I… Continue reading Cancer, Cardiac Arrest and Continued Faith

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The Timid Evangelist?

Debating, confronting, arguing. Three words that make me uneasy. At school, if there was going to be a class debate I wanted the ground to swallow me up. I do not tend to stutter or stammer, but if I am confronted on something challenging which may catch me off-guard, my words begin to jumble and… Continue reading The Timid Evangelist?

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Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #4: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

As a response to the growing persecution globally of the Christian faith and followers of Christ, I have felt led to write a short series on Christian Martyrdom. Remember, I am not a theologian and this is not meant to be a piece of academic prose. I am merely a curious child of the Living… Continue reading Reflecting on Christian Martyrdom #4: Dietrich Bonhoeffer