Family

October 14 2014

Take Up a Different Story

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The bell calls in the town Where forebears cleared the shaded land And brought high daylight down To shine on field and trodden road. I hear, but understand Contrarily, and walk into the woods. I leave labor and load, Take up a …

Chasing the Cool of the Day

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The mental image is calming. I am pulled into craving to walk---literally walk---with God through a canopied forest along the banks of a burbling cold stream. The water crests rocks, falling into white veils. My …

Attack of the Six-Pack Childbearers

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Don't back down. The world needs you right now. By now you've surely had enough of it--mommies who claim to be "just like you and me" boasting visual evidence of their success in bringing their bodies …

Culture

October 13 2014

Body Renaissance

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No one told me that running a marathon would turn me into a Renaissance painting. Sure, I’d had a hopeful inkling or two that all those months of training runs would leave me with a …

Culture

October 10 2014

the same question.

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I can’t remember the specifics. Something about awareness, something about spreading the word with the trinkets he was selling. It sounded like a cheap solution for a costly problem, even then. He told us to …

Church

October 10 2014

El Roi

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There is no story in the Bible I relate to more than that of pregnant Hagar and her downfall in the desert. I picture her heaving, on hands and knees, her swollen belly grazing against the hot sand. …

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