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The Breaking

I’ve maintained this blog for the better part of four years now, and I’ve taken breaks during those years. It seems to happen in seasons, seasons where I need to batten down the hatches of my soul and take time for just those who exist within my walls. Other times it’s because I’m so deeply […]

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Compassion

com·pas·sion [kuhm-pash-uhn] noun 1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. This morning, Jesus and I did some hammering with regard to my belief about compassion, and it was good stuff. He told me that I despise compassion because I […]

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In counseling this week, the Not-So-Casual Observer said, “When I move toward you in compassion, you don’t want to receive it. You try, but you don’t want it.” Ouch. We sat in silence for a few minutes while I thought about what she’d said. Then I looked her in the eye and said, “That really […]

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Face to Face

Early last week we returned from visiting my family in Ohio. It was a pretty normal trip for me, except that I needed to ask something particular of my mother. Now, my mom and I aren’t particularly close, and that’s mostly my doing. I’ve been a challenge from the outset, and I can totally own […]

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I’ve been learning to grieve these last couple of months, and it’s been a real challenge. A month or so ago I placed an open call for songs of lament, and my friend Rachael (besties starting in sixth grade) came through with a Beth Hart song called Lifetime. It’s ripping me to shreds right about […]

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After ten days at Micro Center (and I won’t even go into what a ridiculous drama that was), I’m back online. Woohoo! There is stuff to report, but it will have to wait; this weekend is the best kind of busy. Art to share, stories to tell, counseling to process, etc etc. Oh, and Fit […]

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200 Things About Heather

1. I can’t believe I’m doing this (again). 2. I’m left-handed. 3. I’m married to the Music Man. 4. I have three four amazing kids. 5. We’re might or might not be leaving the number of children we have in God’s hands. 6. I’m mostly comfortable with that decision. 7. I’m allergic to mangoes. 8. […]

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I have to say that yesterday was the best Easter I’ve ever had. I couldn’t hear or feel Jesus at all Friday or Saturday, making the Resurrection that much sweeter. After the disaster that was Thursday night, I went to Good Friday service with some people who are precious to me and whom I really […]

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In James 5, we’re told to confess our sins to one another and pray for each other so we may be healed. Here’s my confession. Last night I went to the ancient worship service at my new church. It’s an acoustic, antiphonal service by candlelight. The first hour was lovely. After that, all 100 ish […]

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I’m going to whine for a minute, ok? Actually, I don’t care if it’s ok, it’s my blog and I’m just going to do it. I’m tired of trying to lose weight. I want to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full. I want to stop weighing everything, counting everything, logging everything. I’m […]

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