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The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

I haven’t had any time to process the Uvalde School shooting, but I am utterly devastated. I found out about it yesterday at about 4 PM. Sobbed briefly in my husband’s arms when he got home at 4:30, and then headed off to a tee ball game numb and sickened. It was Trevor’s last game… Continue reading The Uvalde Shooting – How we got here

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Learning to Live With Asthma

Note: All images and content in this blog post are copyrighted and belong to Elizabeth Abrahamsen. This blog post may not be reproduced in part or in whole on any other website or page. Any reposting of images or text from this page is subject to legal action. One day in November 2020 Eric and… Continue reading Learning to Live With Asthma

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Why Does God Want Me to Love My Enemies?

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the… Continue reading Why Does God Want Me to Love My Enemies?

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You are beautiful with or without makeup.

In my sobriety journey one of the issues I have been walking through is my struggle with vanity. As a kid, I got called ugly all the time by my peers, both boys and girls. It absolutely hurt me to my core. It wasn’t just once or twice, it was often and it was widespread.… Continue reading You are beautiful with or without makeup.

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How Not to be a Pharisee

The prophecies of the bible are one of its greatest mysteries. Though many claim to understand them, it’s likely that few actually do. In Matthew chapter 13 the bible says of us, “Though seeing, they do not see, though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” The people tasked with interpreting biblical prophecies in Jesus’s… Continue reading How Not to be a Pharisee

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How Not to be a Foolish Virgin

One of the most vexing parables recorded in the New Testament is the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Found in Matthew 25 and given as the answer to eschatological questions from the disciples, Jesus states: “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the… Continue reading How Not to be a Foolish Virgin

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When God’s Punishments Are Gifts

Trigger warning: bullying, animal cruelty About a year ago an emotional interview between Anderson Cooper and Stephen Colbert went viral. It was shortly after the death of Cooper’s mother, famous fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. The two men bonded over their losses, and Colbert is quoted as having said, “What punishments of God are… Continue reading When God’s Punishments Are Gifts

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My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule

My mom recently sent me my writing journals she saved from when I was in first grade in 1990-1991. At first I wasn’t interested in trying to decipher my 7 year old phonetic spelling (it really is like cryptology) but after digging into it with my kids I discovered a few pretty fascinating things. First… Continue reading My Writing Journal from 1990 is a Fascinating Time Capsule