Decision Making and the Conundrum of a “Bad” Heart

In high school I wrote a worship song with these words: “Cleanse my motives, make them pure. Change my heart to be like your’s. Fill me with your precious love. Dear Father make me holy…” It was really more like a dirge! By this time, the religious systems I was a part of had me convinced that … Continue reading "Decision Making and the Conundrum of a “Bad” Heart"

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Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness

In “Cutting Ropes and Sailing Free” I described the roots of my recent depression and the process I was going through to break free. I wouldn’t have had the strength to cut ropes unless I let myself feel what it was I truly desired. I was born with sails. The ropes that I attached to … Continue reading "Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness"

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A Mother Daughter Relationship ~ Part Six

In this conclusion of our series “A Mother Daughter Relationship ~ From Broken to Whole” my Mom, Debbie Dippel, describes what our enmeshed relationship felt like for her, how she started making changes, and what things are like now. We thank you so much for following this series and for sharing your heart-felt responses with us … Continue reading "A Mother Daughter Relationship ~ Part Six"

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