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Recent Blog Posts

The Right Way to Boast

Boasting may have a negative connotation in our culture, but when it comes to resumes or bios we are taught to put our best face forward. I remember the first time I had to write my own bio, beginning “Melissa Spoelstra is….” It wasn’t fun. It was explained to me …

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Sources of Shame

Shame often creeps at the corners of my mind. I wish I hadn’t eaten that second piece of cake. My time and money could be better managed. I thought I’d be further along by now (in my 40’s) in so many ways – emotionally, spiritually, and in relationships. Sometimes the …

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Dealing with Divisions

As I scroll through my social media feeds, I often click on articles related to issues that interest me. Many of them discuss faith or reactions to current developments in the Christian community. As I process my reactions and try to discern whether I agree or disagree on certain points, …

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