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My Sister’s Keeper?

Accountability. A big word, and it can carry a lot of weight. Are we accountable to each other? To God? Why? And why should we be?

I don’t have a sister. I have listened to friends with sisters talk about what those relationships are like…and they sound so interesting. Frustrating, and yet so satisfying at times. Someone who knows what buttons to push, and calls you out on your issues. Tells you how it is…right? Well, that’s what is sounds like to me.

So, even though I don’t have a biological sister, it has become apparent to me in the last little while that I have many “sisters”. Women in my life who care about me, and what I am going through. We have the type of relationships that baffle the men in our lives…how can one talk on the phone for 3 hours a day? What do we really talk about?? Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper?

The Blame Game

The other day I was feeling overwhelmed and tired. There was a heaviness on my shoulders that I was blaming someone else for. How could they not see what they have done? And how miserable it made me? Why aren’t they saying the right thing to make me feel better? Well, hindsight always has its merit. I can now see that what I was going through was entirely self-inflicted and I wanted to blame someone I loved instead. That would mean that I would not have to be accountable for my own emotions and behaviors. How can I expect someone else to read my mind and know what to say when I don’t even know what’s going on in my mind? Continue reading The Blame Game