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The Power of Hope

The Weight of Darkness This past week or so I have sensed a heaviness in the atmosphere. The weight of bad news and tragedy is everywhere on the news, but there is also an unseen battle being fought in the privacy of our personal lives. I have heard hopelessness lurking behind people’s words, as well…
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finding our way back to each other

The Aftermath: Finding our way back to each other

Life after Covid Since Covid began in 2020, I have spent a lot of time thinking, praying and talking to other people about community and connection.  As we move toward a post-pandemic society there are more opportunities to socialize, but it can be daunting to know where to start. We have felt isolated and disconnected…
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Oh me of Little Faith

As a practicing Christian, I know that people would say I am a person of faith.  But I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what that really means. More religious, less faith? Over the last decade or so, my understanding of faith has shifted.  When you spend many years in church, something…
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What is Community?

What is community? When the pandemic crashed into our lives in 2020, it brought that question into sharp focus for me. Something’s Missing Before the lockdowns began, I sensed that something was missing for me in terms of community. But busyness kept me from fully exploring it. For many of us, community happens when we run…
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The Opposite of Fear is Love

When Fear is too Big I know what it’s like when fear feels bigger than who you are.  Fear has sabotaged my life too many times, and it is still a struggle.  I have shared a previous blog post about my journey  ‘unfollowing’ fear. Read about it here:  https://christinepaddock.com/unfollow-fear/  Finding freedom from fear is more…
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The Path of Courage

  If you read my previous post called ‘Unfollow Fear’ https://christinepaddock.com/unfollow-fear/, I talked about my journey of choosing to do the opposite of what fear tells me to do.  Finding the path of courage is a lifelong journey, but looking back I can see a recurring theme:  There is no courage without vulnerability. Self-Consciousness is the Opposite…
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Unfollow Fear

            The Problem of Fear With the uncertainty of the past year, there has been an increase of fear and anxiety.  Our sense of security has been shaken, and our ‘normal’ has been turned upside down. So how do we overcome fear when we have no control over what’s happening…
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A New Beginning

A Year into the Pandemic As I’ve been looking back over the last year, I’ve been overwhelmed by all the changes brought by the pandemic. We have all been through so much, and it hasn’t been easy.  I never expected I would still be in lockdown today, and that the pandemic would be worse than ever. …
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