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My Therapeutic Journey By: April McLain

Ten years. Three therapists. One continuous journey. Finding the right therapist is absolutely crucial to you moving forward in growth, and out of the places holding you back. By having three different therapists in a ten year span I learned that you need different individuals for different seasons. I had

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Will You Have Me?

When I was first asked to write for this blog, I immediately felt excitement, coupled with a twinge of apprehension. I felt excited, because I absolutely love writing, especially when I know it isn’t going

The Last Inning

It was the seventh game in the world series tonight, and since I now call the city of Chicago home, I thought it was my duty to at least watch one game. Now, the Chicago

The Steadiness of Faith

I was revisited today by an illustration I heard years ago about a ship and a train. My pastor was sharing about living by faith, and illustrated his thought by contrasting the experience of traveling somewhere on a ship versus on

The Risky Business of Vulnerability

Vulnerability. Let’s just let that word hang in the air for a moment. I’m sure this word brings up different feelings and thoughts for each of us. We have all had different experiences with it, good

When You Feel Left Behind

Some of my biggest ah-huh moments have come in conversations with close friends. A perfect example was in a recent conversation where my friend and I were exchanging stories (past and present) of when our

Keep the End in View

I traveled to Israel 7 years ago now, and there were so many things that I saw and learned that left a lasting impression on me. But there was one experience I’ll never forget. Our

Living in the Tension

Who like’s tension? Not me. I would venture to say that when anyone hears the word “tension” we all cringe a little inside. I was sitting in my Group Dynamics class yesterday where we are

Life Lessons: A Strange Kind of Love

What would you do if your best friend who lived a town over from you was sick, so sick that they were told they had days to live, but you actually had the power to heal

The Next Step

“Something happens when you feel ownership. You no longer act like a spectator or consumer, because you’re an owner. Faith is at it’s best when it’s that way too. It’s best lived when it’s owned.”

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Hi! I’m so glad you’re here!

I am an East Coast girl, who to my surprise, has been living somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle these last few years. I’ve had a variety of experiences living in Africa, California, Chicago, and now Nashville, TN. As I write from research I’ve discovered and experiences I’ve had, I hope in some way that these simple articles will bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!
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