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Interrupted, but not Ruined

This morning my day looked bright. Rainy, but good, because I had nothing I had to do. I saw hours stretched out before me, ready to fill with uninterrupted work and chores around the house. This may not seem exciting to you, but to a mama who has been stretched …

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My first 40 years

Turning 40 is not really a big deal, but it can definitely feel like it. Especially when you have a whole year of friends and classmates submitting to time and milestone. One by one we’ve all asked what to do, how to spend the final hours of our thirties. Last …

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The Compassion Experience

Whenever everything you need (and nearly everything you want) is within 15 minutes of your house, driving 40 minutes for a free …

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The Problem with JOY

  My summer was fabulous. We banished rigid schedules and made way for long days of sunshine and fun. The kids and …

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Choosing a Grace Perspective

Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is …

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Learning Not to Live Out Loud

My house is extravagantly quiet on this Saturday afternoon. I’ve spent most of my day sinking into a novel, something I haven’t …

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