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I love good books. I love interesting metaphors.  I like to explore Biblical topics. And sometimes, I just need to vent!
Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

Mustard gas.       Muddy trenches.     No Man’s Land. In 1914, Britain, France, and Russia united to stop the greedy German kaiser. Surely, they’d have him running for home, his tail between his legs by Christmas. But Christmas found both armies weary, wet, and cold....

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A Little Girl’s Amazing Season of Expectations

A Little Girl’s Amazing Season of Expectations

Advent. The season of expectations. When I was a little girl, the traditions of Advent filled me with all the emotions the season represents—Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Waiting for Messiah, God with us. On the first Sunday of Advent, my mother would light one candle...

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Still… I Have So Much Farther to Go

Still… I Have So Much Farther to Go

When we found our current church family twenty-five years ago, I had just sent my first child off to college. All of you moms out there who have reached this milestone understand how fragile I felt. Excited for him. Satisfied that he was ready to fly from the nest....

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The Fifty-Year-Old Question For My Deaf Sister

The Fifty-Year-Old Question For My Deaf Sister

How does my sister feel when she’s left out of conversations in the hearing world? Lost? Angry? Resigned?

How does my sister feel when she’s left out of conversations in the hearing world? Lost? Angry? Resigned?She agreed to an interview.

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Perseverance: Beauty in the Midst of Ugly

Perseverance: Beauty in the Midst of Ugly

Our fourteen-hour trip from Florida to Indiana had expanded to almost eighteen hours. Despite an overnight break at a hotel, the drive through Georgia with its clogged highways, road work, and multiple fender-benders had exhausted us. But we’d persevered. Once the...

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He Had A Dream…Can We Revive It?

He Had A Dream…Can We Revive It?

At the not-yet-ripe age of seven, I was vaguely aware of the civil rights tensions in our nation. My parents never discussed the news in front of three small children, so information from the world outside our home drifted across my vision through the daily paper or...

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Before I Knew You  by Beth Steury

Before I Knew You by Beth Steury

After a series of bad choices rocked his world, seventeen-year-old Preston charts a new course as far from his ladies’ man ways as he can get. He distances himself from the dating scene and avoids his party-loving friends—the things that once dominated his life. Then...

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From Christmas to the Resurrection: My Quirky Tradition

From Christmas to the Resurrection: My Quirky Tradition

While I love the Advent season and lighting candles leading up to the birth of Jesus and celebrating that Birth with family, I also love the Lenten season leading up to the Resurrection of Jesus in a much different way. Advent is the season of expectation. It’s...

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A Smoking Wick or a Brilliant Flame?

A Smoking Wick or a Brilliant Flame?

I love the Advent season with all of its symbols. Garlands. Wreaths. Calendars. Creches. And lights. A seven-foot tree reigns over my living room. Garlands wind their way up the stair railing and drape the fireplace mantel. Enter through my front door, and a nativity...

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