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But Once They Get Separated

I am reading a book to my 5-year-old daughter called Mountain Born (written by Elizabeth Yates). The book is about a young boy that is learning to be a shepherd. His first time alone with the sheep, he falls asleep. When he awakes he realizes that the sheep have been scattered. He is afraid and doesn’t […]

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New Every Morning

New year, new resolutions. Good intentions. Failures.   Today, I simply want to share some encouragement with you. New Year’s Day is not the only time you can start over. You can begin again every morning.   “The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies […]

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Shame

Written by Ayla S.   The eyes are the window to your soul.    I never quite grasped the precision of this well known statement, until a rather solemn moment with my chiropractor two years ago.  I had been seeing him for about four years at the time.  He was undergoing his routine procedure of […]

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A Letter to My Three-Year-Old Self

  Dear Three-Year-Old Paula,   I’m so sorry that I never realized how broken and scarred you’ve been all this time. I guess I had shut you down so that I could survive moving forward. You didn’t know how to deal with those you trusted betraying you at such a core identity level. You had […]