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Stupid “Perfect” Life

Carla

Have you ever had a moment in time when you knew you were living THE dream? You know you had the look, the job, the car, the house… the anything and everything you ever wanted? I did. After graduating college I made what turned into a failed attempt to join …

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The Missions Conversation

Carla

If you have some time and you are curious about missions? Check out the conversation happening by clicking on this image. A collection of topics and people from all over the world who love God and are partnering with Him.  Sharing is Caring 😀

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For Real

Carla

Everyone likes affirmation and attaboys. We all do. We’re people. For those individuals who are people pleasers or attention seekers, that kind of attention can be especially intoxicating. Dangerous might be a better description? That slippery sort of dangerous. Attention can lead those of us to do things we wouldn’t …

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Confession

Carla

Here is my confession: I love things that are spray painted gold.  Love is either a strong or abused word though. Love describes our feelings for all things we have fondness for, right?  I love french fries.  I love my mom.  Same word, but different meanings.  When I say I …

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These Streets

Carla

From my car or on my feet, Oh Nashville. You are a gorgeous city. I like the whimsical and curious seed pods that flutter to your sidewalks. You are filled with such beautiful people who are from so many places! Oh, Nashville.I like you and all the wonder I find in your streets.  Sharing …

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Touching Abandonment

Carla

My devotional this morning was titled, “Abandonment.” Okay. So, I’m a tad ridiculous. I am.  And as I read my daily devotional I am automatically forming this to-do list in my brain. The day’s title becomes the task and beside it appears an empty box begging to be ticked. Mark 10:28 Peter said to him, “We have left …

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Waffle Sunday

Carla

One ritual that marks every Sunday at my parents’ house is a waffle breakfast. My step-dad wakes up before everyone, including Paddlefoot our dachshund. He mixes the batter. The waffle iron is heated up. The coffee maker gets plugged in so the beautiful brown stuff is ready. And when everything is …

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Vulnerable Thoughts

Carla

Recently the conversations I have had dance and twirl and spin around the topic of vulnerability. I am not referring to taking up a magnifying glass to inspect the actual definition of the word, but rather a whole hearted attempt at being open, honest, real. Why am I bothering with …

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

Carla

) Hey guys! This is a fascinating and inspiring talk by Brene Brown. She talks about the importance of connection to others and how shame (the fear of disconnection) creates isolation in our lives. If you have twenty minutes I recommend giving her a listen.  Sharing is Caring 😀

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Selfie

Carla

If you’ve got eight minutes you should check out this video.  Why? Here are a few reasons… 1. The video is well made.  2. We’ve all taken selfies. Come on, we ALL have. 3. The focus is on celebrating insecurities and finding freedom(beauty) there. 4. God made us unique and …