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Ponder: When have you had a mouthful of sharp? A comment you didn't really want to make after an offensive joke, a racial slur, the verbal refusal to listen to gossip or cruel criticism, the affirmation of a bullied person? It seems like just moving it to the other cheek will pull the sting. Not.

Pray: God of cacti and porcupine, wasps and Jeremiah, help me spit it out. It seems so much easier to remain silent that I convince myself that it hurts less. After all I didn't laugh and I didn't actually agree with what was said. You and I know how I feel. And you made me an introvert, right? God of piranha and roses and lightning, help me spit it out. amen.

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August 18, 2014
Dear Theo,
I have been attending a new church. I love the worship, and the people are nice enough, but I am having a hard time getting past the surface and finding real friends. As an introvert, coffee hour terrifies me. When I do manage to go, I only make it about 10 feet into the parish hall, and give it about five wrenching minutes before I flee. It pains me to see all those people laughing and having fun, and having to feel on the outside of things.

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