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Botox, Brokenness, and the Smell of Booze – Salvation Story #31

We are almost there.  In a little over twenty-four hours we get to start a new year.  A new year.  In the past, I have anticipated the beginning of a new year with resolve to . . . * lose weight — become a new me in a smaller size with new habits that include […]

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THE BRAVE CHANGE – SALVATION STORY #29

OCTOBER 1, 2012 begins the testing period for the Mobile Phone Apps I’ve been working on to bring Therapy to the IPhone; to bring what is not seen (true reality – that require faith to see there’s more than meets the eye; an opportunity to look at incredibly private and personal issues like body image […]

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GETTING OUT OF THE WAY — SALVATION STORY #28

I have a new friend — a new partner in the way Richard Rohr describes heaven-made partners: “Suffering people can love and trust a suffering God, Only a suffering God can save suffering people, those who have passed across this chasm can and will save one another.” Terry called me recently to tell me he’d […]

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TAKING A BREATH – SALVATION STORY #27

It’s been almost three months since I last posted a Salvation Story.  Time does truly fly sometimes, doesn’t it?  There isn’t a tragic or wonderful reason I haven’t written.  I’ve been busy.  My clients have been more burdened, more needy, more desperate . . . and I’ve been more privileged than usual to be a […]

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WHAT IF GOD WERE ONE OF US? SALVATION STORY #26

I haven’t written for several weeks, because I have been involved in a new project — creating phone apps!  As my son said, “Who would have thought you would be working in technology?!”  The truth is, it has been a lot of fun and a great outlet for renewed creative juices.  The mobile phone/tablet apps are […]

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SWEET DREAMS — SALVATION STORY #23

  Last night, as I was sleeping I dreamt — marvelous error! — that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. Robert Antonio Machado   “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.” […]

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CHURCH FOR FOOLS — SALVATION STORY #22

We’re all born to broken people on their most honest day of living and since that first breath. . . We’ll need grace that that we’ve never given I’ve been haunted by standard red devils and white ghosts and it’s not only when these eyes are closed these lies are ropes that I tie down […]

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AWAKE MY SOUL — SALVATION STORY #21

Today is my daughter’s fourth birthday! I awakened to this text message from her: “Today I am grateful for 4 years of sobriety, that I am not defined by who I used to be but I am a stronger person because of it, for a huge God who loves me even when I don’t love […]

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WARDROBE PROVIDED — SALVATION STORY #20

This is a salvation story written by Mary — my generous, tender-hearted friend.  The story came to her after reading the New Testament letter from the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians.  What stories, verses, sounds, or experiences remind you of your Salvation Story?  I read recently, “When we are more afraid of the power of […]

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TOILET PAPER & FLEXIBILITY – SALVATION STORY #18

I haven’t written for a while because the trip to Asia took a lot out of me!  But the stories I have to tell! Before I left I prayed for God to put some words on my heart, and the first word that came quickly to mind was flexibility.  I already knew that long flights […]

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