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Small Talk Turns 9

“Limitations, properly understood, lead to love.” I don’t always live as though I believe those words. I would often like to overcome limitations rather than

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Never Enough

“Not good enough.”   It’s a phrase that shows up in my head uninvited, with regularity. (And yes, for those of you wondering, I am

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Esteem Without Ego

“I’m really good at drawing.” It’s a very matter-of-fact statement made by Emily, a participant in the show Down for Love. She knows that this

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Life’s Raging River

The rains have been intense around here lately. And these days our life as a family feels uncomfortably like this river. I’m wondering whether we

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