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Katheryn Washburn
Life is a beautiful melody of metaphor and meaning
Life is a beautiful melody of metaphor and meaning

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What If?
I have a few thoughts on my mind right now. But two stand out most of all. This first, and more important, being what if I could help people in my life realize their potential? Their potential to be the best friends they can be. Their potential to reach out...

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The Discipline of Active Prayer
Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: "I am grieved that I made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions." Samuel was troubled and cried out to the Lord all that night. Early in the morning, Samuel got up and...

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Behind the Scenes
Several weeks ago, my fiance and I entered into what we call "super save mode," meaning we don't buy anything we don't absolutely need. What pushed us into "super save mode" was simply life. With a wedding and honeymoon to pay for all our own, him still in ...

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Praying With Humility
Earlier this week, my bible study found
me in 1 Kings 3 , the story in which King Solomon asks for wisdom.
Many know this story in only that brief description, but reading it
this time around, something stuck out to me that I hadn't noticed
before. Verses 1...

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Our Brother Redeemer
It's been a while since I've written any posts, and for that I apologize, especially to my random readers from outside the country (I don't know who you are or how you found me, but you guys are awesome!). And by "a while," I mean about nine weeks. Between ...

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The Pain Of Christmas
I'm going to say up front here that this isn't going to be my typical style of blog post. If you follow my blog even a little bit, you know what my style tends to be--the use of story and metaphor, both personal experience and otherwise, to draw out greater...

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Out On a Limb
As someone who has struggled with anxiety, I know how terrifying it is to go out on a limb. To do something that could end horribly wrong. Most people struggle on some level with this fear of the unknown, so I'm sure you can relate; but with anxiety, it is ...

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Losing Control
"If any would come after me, they must deny themselves, take up their cross daily and follow me." Mark 8:34 In my last post I talked about fear. Specifically I talked about letting go of that fear to find peace. I think this verse fits that concept perfectl...

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In the Face Of Fear
"Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" Maybe it's just me, but these sound like fighting words. I've never really liked when people tell me I have no reason to feel the way I do about something, whether that be scared, excited, hurt, or someth...

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When Storms Come Raging
After a long day of teaching, Jesus and His disciples get in a boat to set out across the Sea of Galilee. On their journey across, Jesus decides to take a little snooze in the stern of the boat. And all of a sudden, a powerful storm comes up, and the discip...
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