A Truce With My Tummy

Inspired by SweetLeighSewn’s blog post entitled “A Love Letter to My Belly,” I decided to write this piece entitled “A Truce with My Tummy.”  In retrospect, it really can be extended to be a love letter to my body.  Seeing these words written down gives added impetus to live it out every day.  If loving your body has become more difficult for you lately, I encourage you to try this exercise and see how it makes you feel.

We owe it to ourselves to love ourselves and practice that self-love in sometimes radical ways.


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Gifted Hands?

Originally posted on @michaeltnixon:
What Ben Carson’s transformation from an inspiring role model into a polarizing political figure means for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church When I turned nine years old, I started dreaming about who and what I wanted to be when I grew up.  Predictably, those dreams included the usual “nine year old boy” suspects:… Continue reading Gifted Hands?

Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

“Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.” — TED.com Continue reading Kimberley Motley, Afghanistan and the Rule of Law

Playlist for When “I’m Going Through” and I Need Encouragement

I had a friend say recently, “Life sucks so bad.”  He wasn’t speaking necessarily about his own life but about life in general.  Sometimes I have to agree. Life is hard.  Life is painful.  The obstacles seem big – too big.  Our faith seems small – sometimes too small.  We seem to make some progress … Continue reading Playlist for When “I’m Going Through” and I Need Encouragement