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November 10 2014

Adventures In Staying

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A month ago my husband and I sat next to each other at a lawyer's office to face a mountain of paperwork. We were buying our first home and felt like two kids wearing our …

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November 06 2014

In Which I Delve

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Deep. Deep calls to Deep. It's my word for this coming year. It was planted by my Maker one day while I was going about my day, doing what needs to be done. It settled on me. Deep. "Lord, what …

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November 03 2014

The Gift of a Finish Line

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This past October my paternal grandfather just stopped breathing one morning. He was 92. He had lived a full life and had spent a good deal of time with his family throughout retirement. We knew …

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October 30 2014

Stepping Into the Holy

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It washed over me in a flood yesterday afternoon: I really love my life. Even when it’s hard, even when things I did not choose interrupt my forward progress on the way to where I …

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October 28 2014

Lament for a Memory

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The glow of petal pink and glitter sparkle are faded under a Gaussian blur of dust and years. The petals' edges have browned and curled a bit like the pages of an old well-loved book. …

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October 23 2014

God is in the Text

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Parents know this: children save their biggest questions for the most inconvenient times. More often than not, the eventual result is more than grace to weary parents. My phone chimed. The text read: In the Old Testament, …

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