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On Being Hidden

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I was leaving church one day and a woman stopped me. A woman who I had been in a community group with, a few years’ prior, and she spoke to me for the first time in two years. I had thought, perhaps, that maybe I’d done something to offend her because the few times that […]

pray for the universe.

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at night, just before my littles lay their heads down to slumber, we pile into my bed. a big fluffy white comforter and soft sheets cover us as my littlest tucks herself close to my sideĀ and my oldest asks for her back rubbed. the iPad flips on and we listen to worship music. most nights […]

liberating little girls

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i was at an event, recently, while i overheard a father say about his 13 month old, “eat it now, you won’t want people seeing you like that when you’re 16.” he said that, to her, about her, in front of friends and family, while this big brown-eyed toddler shoveled in a delicious piece of […]

Homemade Ice Cream Kind of Life

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It seems like, these days, I rarely have the radio on in my car. I mostly tune in to some sort of streaming music through my phone, just to avoid commercials. But the other day, for some reason, I had the radio on as I drove to one of our local beaches. The commercials didn’t […]

you look fat

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isn’t that title uncomfortable? i want to tell you about uncomfortable. uncomfortable is being a little girl, a pre-teen, a teenager, a woman, and feeling ugly. feeling fat. feeling unwanted. now granted, those are likely just feelings. and while they may be totally inaccurate, they mean something to the person feeling them. and because i’m […]

Love landed in a coffee shop

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did you know that stress can so affect your cortisol levels that no matter how much you exercise, you’ll keep fat on your body? or did you know that your adrenal glands can get so tired, so pooped, so fatigued, so gosh darn worn out from stress, that your body can get sick? did you […]

do it. scared or not.

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today i listened as one of my friends spoke a beautiful word about walking in faith, even if scared. at my church there is a gathering of women, on tuesdays, that we call Sisterhood. it’s women coming together and being pushed and encouraged and refined to step out and be all that the Lord says […]

you are…

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my heart behind Taste and See Wellness is to see women choosing to live well. so very many of us marry, eat, exercise, choose friendships and jobs out of places in our hearts that are void. so we over eat, or marry poorly, or choose friendships that constantly take, or we under eat, or we […]

Coming Undone. Unshackled.

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i viewed this video recently [just the first 15 minutes]. it’s a monologue. and it will change you. it should do something like this to you: