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Redefined

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever wondered if something you have believe to be true is actually rooted in truth? Growing up I always had an idea of what my life would be like based on the “truths” of family and my culture. In my twenties I realized that I had to discover what this “truth” meant to me. I began my search, stopped, and began again in my late twenties when...

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Regeneration

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’ve been mulling over words for this blog post for awhile and two words keep getting stuck in my head: reset and restart. Together those two words define one key word– regeneration. Individually, those words do not carry the weight of the word regeneration. There are benefits that come with the latter that signify a do-over and with that, something...

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Reestablish

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are days where I can write pages and pages​ and be rather impressed at the flow​. Other days, like today, I stare at a page and nothing comes. I feel like I’ve been squeezing a bag of sand for water, trying to get the words for this blog post. As suspected nothing has been coming and it’s left me frustrated and somewhat depleted....

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Known

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Almost 20 years ago I received a word that changed my life. I was attending a Christian Summer camp with my youth group and during one of the main sessions the preacher saw me in the crowd and asked me to stand up on my chair. Surrounded by a room of awkward teens, I gingerly stood on my chair. I had no idea what was about to happen. He proceeded to give me...

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Re-Do

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One Nail Day this summer, we had everyone write “re” words on the whiteboard. Resurrection. Restoration. Renew. Then, Barbara wrote, “Re-do.” “It’s a do-over,” she said. “Everybody needs a do-over sometime.” We laughed. Somebody imagined a do-over magic wand you could wave at a situation that’s quickly going south and shout,...

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Arely’s Story – How Creativity is Transforming Her Family

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Meet Arely, a beloved member of the BJM community who is an inspiration to her family and all of us. She is one of our dance moms and part of our Mothers’ Brunch. Arely has two girls and one boy, and her 7-year-old daughter Allyson attends our dance classes.  Here is what she shared during an interview at our CREATED Summer Social about the...

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