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Acceptance and Surrender

By britton sharp / June 20, 2021

In the undercurrents of our narratives and clichés is a cultural conspiracy designed to convince us that we are in control of our lives.   That if we work hard enough, we can guarantee our success. That if we dream big enough, anything is possible. That if we serve God and play by the rules,…

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Sorrow and Joy

By britton sharp / June 13, 2021

I am a parent. I have lost a parent. I have children. I have lost children.   Sorrow is not an unfamiliar emotion in my life.  Grief and trauma  have been woven into the story of my family  quite frequently during the last decade.  Yet, so has joy.   In Ecclesiastes 3, we read that…

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Language and Valleys

By britton sharp / June 6, 2021

No one wants to be fluent  in the language of grief.  No one wants to grow familiar  with the valley of death.    Yet, for some of us,  this is the land in which we dwell  and the words that we utter.    This has been a hard season.    For some of us,  what started…

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