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Grit and Grace

Grit and Grace

"And my heart is yours. And what a broken place it's in. But you're what I’m running for. And I want to feel the wind at my back again." Switchfoot – Back to the Beginning Again How does it feel to live in a land where the worst enemy you face is yourself? The enemy knows every weakness and can cut you down at the knees with a thought. Outwitting this enemy takes grit, but not the kind that comes from within. For there is no weapon known to man that can defeat this sickness of soul. Not will Continue reading

Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

Is Obesity the Worst Disease?

The television series, "This is Us" has sucked me in. I love it for the same reason many people do; the writers facilitate a discussion about issues that resonate with our culture. Race and sibling/parent relationships are at the forefront of the conversation and--interestingly enough--the show takes a very candid look at what it feels like to be overweight in a thin-obsessed society. One of the main characters, Kate, is an obese woman who attends OA meetings and discusses her insecurity Continue reading

Bottom Down, Belly Up!

Bottom Down, Belly Up!

Our failures and weaknesses do not define us. Our broken hearts are not the end of the story. If we are willing to endure, our shattered dreams are the birth pains on the pathway to hope. Enduring, however, takes strength. And many times I just don't have any. For some odd reason, I am slow to process events and emotions. Where others react and retort, I simmer and internalize. Where some articulate and cuss, I try to measure my words. The reason for this is that my brain is slowly Continue reading