“We accept the love that we think we deserve.” Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower It is twenty-two days into Lent and the desert feels hot. As things get more difficult, emotions get more raw, God becomes more real. He is straining me, pressing me like Gethsemane. He wants to get things out. …

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but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie still, the Lord Exodus 23:11 (a) It is hard to lie still, to wait for your dreams to come to fruition. As I lie still, I shake in anticipation of what is to come. But I have always seen the waiting time as something …

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How do you live one moment at a time? You cannot. This concept is wholly secular. Moments are increments of time that pass in movement from once frame to the next. They are snippets. They are still frames that can only be entered once the “moment” has passed. And, we move on to the next …

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Enough

Melissa Zelniker-Presser

I’m saying sorry over and over again- but it is not good enough for you. Man made perfect, you are perfect. I am apologizing for things that I did’t even do. I hate you in my mind for making me feel this way. That I’ll never be good enough, brave enough, I’ll never be anything …

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