• m. e. weyerbacher

The Girl Who Broke Away

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

Photo by Joshua Earle on Unsplash

Once upon a time, there was a woman who always said no to herself and yes to everyone else’s needs to the point that she fell flat on her face with nothing left to give.

And every time she was peeled off the pavement—because yes, God would always send help—she would soon after forget that she too was human, and had daily human needs.

These things were not evil, but in fact, a part of life. She just couldn’t let go of that phrase she’d heard as a child.

You know the one about JOY? 

Jesus.  Others.  Yourself.

And if you came before God, you were way off base and better eat the carpet at that altar.

And so, lies and partial truths kept her bound for much of her life as she shoved aside God-whispers that would have kept her healthier.

Her favorite whisper?

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