It seems she knows the feelings and words that have been circling through my soul for so long–thank you Allison for writing and sharing this!! Padre was right– I needed it. People need this. This is a good thing to remember!!!

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Last week my pastor asked us to write a lament and then had us read them in our small group for Maundy Thursday. Afterwards, he pulled me aside and said that my lament needed to be shared, because it could potentially help others. It was difficult enough to share it in a small setting, so the thought of sharing it on a broader scale still scares the crap out of me, but I knew he was right, and I haven’t been able to shake off the feeling. It’s raw and it’s very vulnerable, but I am going to share it with you anyways. (FYI – A lament by definition is ‘an expression of grief, typically written in a creative form such as a song or poem’. The beauty of a Godly lament – as seen in many of the Psalms, aka The Psalms of Lament – is that though…

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