Musings from a not-so-airbrushed Christian.
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     Welcome to my blog, Not-So-Airbrushed Christian. Read on for my unvarnished reflections as I imperfectly navigate the sometimes very messy realities of life this side of heaven.
 
     I hope I can encourage you (and me, really) as I share my experience, strength and hope. Mostly, I hope we can all grow in grace, peace and joy and love (of ourselves and others) through a deeper sense of God’s boundless love for us in Christ.

                   >Grace, peace, joy & love,

                       

Spend five minutes with me and you'll know I'm a talker. I use 400 words to say what can be said in 10, often going off on random philosophical tangents. Until recently, I think I often missed it when listener's eyes glassed over or they...

My husband Ray and I recently emerged from a valley. Two solid weeks of courteous but remote cohabitation, tending to our kids and our shared tasks, meanwhile each pondering our fate. A terminal marriage low so low it "felt like" we couldn't make our way...

Gephyrophobia is a phobia of bridges. I used to have a friend who would have an escort drive her across Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a breathtaking 4-mile, 185-foot high expanse. Apparently, the fear for many is the imagined threat of losing control, careening through the guardrails...

Here's that word again, "casts." Here, love casts out fear. Perfect love. This whole passage appears in a powerful message about loving one another, love empowered and demonstrated by God's love for and through us. A standard of love I have woefully failed to meet by my...