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    Letting Go

    A song that has spoken to my heart recently… I’m Letting Go My heart beats, standing on the edgeBut my feet have finally left the ledgeLike an acrobatThere’s no turning backI’m letting goOf the life I planned for meAnd my dreamsI’m losing controlOf my destinyIt feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believeSo I’m letting goThis is a giant leap of faithTrusting and trying to embraceThe fear of the unknownBeyond my comfort zoneGiving in to your gravityKnowing You are holding meI’m not afraid Feels like I’m falling and that’s what it’s like to believeFeels like I’m falling and this is the life for me Artist: Francesca Battistelli

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    Of all places…

    During this season of Lent, my fast has been of facebook. And I have been successful in not getting on. But for the first 4 1/2 weeks I’ve struggled with taking the time not on facebook and putting it towards my relationship with God.  My personal devotion time has been less than stellar, yet the desire has not gone away…I just couldn’t do it. The ‘why’ I don’t know, but I wasn’t making it a part of my daily routine.  Finally I did it and I felt refreshed! Why don’t I remember that every time I turn away? I picked up my devotion in the book of Proverbs and found…

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    …the morning after death

    I feel like I’ve been surrounded by death in recent weeks. It’s inevitable for us all who live on this earth, but with each one, it is just a reminder of the importance of relying on God and His comfort. I read this poem in another blog and it took my breath away… The Bustle in a House the Morning After Death The Bustle in a HouseThe Morning after DeathIs solemnest of industriesEnacted opon Earth –The Sweeping up the HeartAnd putting Love awayWe shall not want to use againUntil Eternity ––Emily Dickinson

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    life without facebook

    It’s been a little over a week since I gave up facebook for Lent, and it’s amazing what I have learned from the experience: 1. When a social networking site has become part of your daily routine, it’s more difficult than anticipated not to automatically go to it when checking one’s email.2. Apparently I haven’t missed out on too much since I’m not on, but I also don’t know what I’ve missed because the world of facebook is so exclusive.3. If someone says, “Check it out on facebook” and then I say I can’t, they say “Oh, well…” In such a short time, we all have forgotten how to use…

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    Lenten prayer

    The prayer from my devotion for today:“As Jesus was blessed by the conversation with Moses and Elijah, so bless our conversation with those who have journeyed before us. Amen.” What a neat perspective.

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    Looking forward to 2010…

    Things I am looking forward to this year… – Planning a trip to France to visit friends and just travel…– Actually going to France this fall…– Finishing up meeting for NYG 2010…– Spending a week in NOLA for NYG…– Discovering my passions and what area to get my Masters in…– Publishing writing and research… That is just the start of my list…I am so thankful for a NEW year and a fresh start. Perhaps we say that every year, but this year, I really am going to take advantage of all the blessing God has given to me!

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    Torn

    I feel torn in two different directions. For the last few months, I’ve been working hard to repair a relationship that I broke and one little mistake just blew it up again. I’ve lost this person’s trust…again, just as we were getting to a good place. I know I can do nothing to earn it back at this moment, and it kills me. I made a mistake, but when you’ve done it several times in the past it’s like the boy who cries wolf, but no one believes him. I was in a good place just yesterday. I turned a year older and thought I had turned a new leaf.…

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    church

    Church: Love it don’t leave it:http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2009/07/church_love_it_dont_leave_it.html?referrer=emaillink An article from my CPYU email…short, concise, food for thought… How do we keep people in the church without fluffling it up? How do we get at the heart of it, that it’s all about Jesus?