Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shedding Skins

She wears a thick skin to protect herself from the elements. Her heart wears a leathery surface weathered by loss. Meanwhile she tells her story without scraping the surface of a band aid she cannot remove. When she checks the mirror she sees a girl she once knew hiding behind the face of the woman she has become. And she prays that maybe someday she will have the courage to shed that thick skin.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9

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