Hunger Always Wins: Feed Me

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had issues with food.

I used food as a means of controlling something when I wasn’t in control of anything. By taking authority over what I put in my mouth (or didn’t) I disassociated myself from that which I could not control – my mother’s illness, ...
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Jenny Rae Armstrong

Not Called to be Timid

We were raised to be timid, most of us. In the tiny white churches speckling the countryside, we were taught to be cautious, to be courteous, to be kind and good and avoid even the appearance of evil. Being a good Christian looked like wearing clean, pressed clothes to Sunday School, like going to ...
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Five Ways to Have Someone Over

Sip and Savor
You don’t have to make a meal to have someone over. No, you don’t. Remember when we were kids? We had play dates. We played dress ups in our mother’s clothes from the 70’s and used scratch paper to pretend we were teachers. ...
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You Could Be The One Reason For Hope

Snowboarding on Christmas sounds fabulous until realizing you’re alone, married and alone. Family minutes away and alone. Divorce, my divorce, isn’t something I often write about or discuss but this Christmas season I have encountered many hurting people and am starkly reminded of the raw pain ...
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