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Coming Out Spiritual.

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My challenge, is to be honest about how little I like to publicly own my faith, despite the enormous amount of time I spend with people who don’t have connection with traditional Churches or spiritual contexts. In the darkest of nights, I’ve questioned whether in fact, I am a fraud.

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Do You Trust Me? I’m All-In, Whatever That Means.

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I’d go so far to say that the goodness I want to bring to the earth, has little to do with my church affliation and much more to do with the fulfilment of my identity as a whole person. I’d hate for anyone who has known me to reduce my actions on this earth to “well, that’s what those Church folks do.” Because there are not that many church people living how I live or doing what I do.

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Solving The Little Problems.

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In my line of work, we call them the ‘pain points’. They are the often unspoken, yet overwhelming reasons why people don’t do something. Whether it’s a simple online transaction, completing a survey, finishing an assignment or responding to email – everything from tasks of the daily grind to the…

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The Real XX.

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Need I point out the nearly impossible standards we set for young women to attain to? Not just physical beauty, but spiritual and moral perfection. In fact, we also set a standard for productivity and achievement. It didn’t take feminism to suggest to Christian women that you don’t really achieve anything until you over-achieve. I’m having a hard enough time being a good woman, let alone a biblical one.

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The Wonder of Home.

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How can it be, that someone else’s lack of compassion or courage to face a new world that God is equally present in and to, should make a guest unwelcome in my own home? I intend to welcome people to my table and fling open the doors to all who should require a meal or a soft place to lay their head. I will show them the wonder of home.

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The Cost Of Being Honest.

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Honesty is always the best policy, except for all the occasions on which honesty will cost you almost, if not absolutely everything. As a youthworker, I have committed to helping young people find confidence in their identity, all the while learning myself to be dishonest and hide who I am, in order to keep my job.

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