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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!
I Want to Be a Dandelion

I Want to Be a Dandelion

The dandelion gets a bad rap. I know. It’s a weed. But it’s a nice weed. Beautiful—for a while—and it's edible. Get your vitamins! When I was a child, fields of yellow dandelions enchanted me. The expanse reminded me of the poppies in the Wizard of Oz movie. Once...

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Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo’s consistently wins the highest awards in the nation for her stories. Because of Winn-Dixie is no exception. Synopsis Winn-Dixie is a dog, so named under unusual circumstances, and he really doesn’t do much in this tale except act like an average dog,...

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The Ultimate Sacrifice For All Time

The Ultimate Sacrifice For All Time

Every Christian knows the story of Christ's Resurrection. We celebrate His victory over death and how His resurrection guarantees ours. Easter has got to be the most joyous holiday of all religions on earth. But do we forget... • That the Lenten season (between Ash...

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Though Darkness Descend by Janet Joanou Weiner

Though Darkness Descend by Janet Joanou Weiner

Both Sarah Soon and Janet Joanou Weiner are writer friends of mine. Janet's first book came out this year---historical fiction set in France during the reign of Louis XIV. Though Darkness Descend focuses on the persecution of the French Hugenots, a fascinating and...

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Cycles of Song

Cycles of Song

I love the rich history of sacred music in the Church. From early Gregorian chants to Bach to Jan Bender’s Creation, I’ve worshiped the Lord in musical praise. My college choir performed glorious songs from every era of Western Civilization. We were a rowdy herd who...

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Loving Like Jesus in the Middle of 21st Century Leprosy

Loving Like Jesus in the Middle of 21st Century Leprosy

In Biblical times, if a person had been diagnosed with a skin disease such as leprosy, he or she was obligated to cover up and warn others when in public places. “Unclean! Unclean!” This was the directive from God regarding leprosy in the Old Testament. (Leviticus...

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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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