16 Jul 2010

Forgiveness – full & true?

We are settling in to our new location and decorating our apartment.  It’s been a solid 15 yrs since I’ve lived in an apartment – there are definitely things I like (not having to do the maintenance ourselves) and things I’m not so crazy about (hearing the dog upstairs run around like a maniac at […]

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10 Mar 2009

it’s about character

I went to the Str8s meeting in my area this past weekend.  In retrospect, I was incredibly nervous and stressed about it – I think I was afraid it would be like the email list I’m a part of: negative, slightly bitchy, and a time where spouses are bashed. I could not have been more […]

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17 Feb 2009

beauty for ashes

To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion–to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit–that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, […]

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