Category Archives: Adulthood

An Unlikely Calling

Following God is hard. Just plain hard. My pride often tricks me into believing I want to follow Christ, until I am asked to do something rather uncomfortable, then I am able to talk myself out of it with minimal … Continue reading

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A Gift from the King

I remember when I was a kid, and it was the night before my birthday or Christmas or Pajama Day, I would lie awake, smiling at the ceiling, with just the slightest trace of nervousness fluttering around in my chest–as … Continue reading

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Maybe That’s Enough Joy

I caught myself staring across the street at the neighbor’s this afternoon. They have two teenagers—one girl, one boy. Nice family. The boy has even shoveled my driveway in the past, despite the fact I have called him by the … Continue reading

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Briefness in Time

When I was a little girl, I was entirely convinced that when the sky would burst forth with zig-zag patterns of light, it was made especially for me. Each time I stared in awe at a lightning show, I imagined … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I Miss Her

She absolutely refused to wear jeans that did not cover her whole shoe with an intense, 1970s-style flare. It made her skin crawl to sit down in class, cross her legs, and have her ankle show. To her, someone catching … Continue reading

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