Category Archives: Christianity

The Heart of a Sinner

In high school I had a friend with very low self-esteem. She always pointed out her accomplishments and waited to be complimented—your standard fisherman of compliments. Even as a teenager, I knew low self-esteem was her problem. I saw that … Continue reading

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The World is Cold

I cannot grasp the chaos that struck a Texas church earlier this week. The news tightened around my throat like a vice as I stared at the headline. The words, “God, not again,” slipped out. While I sat in a … Continue reading

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Beauty in a Fallen Leaf

I have seen death’s merciless determination three times in my life. The first was when it chased after my best friend’s mom, then it went after my Grandma, and finally it took my first child, whose face I never saw. … Continue reading

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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 Lesson in the Leaves

My son and I went on a Fall walk today and tried to find as many of God’s colors in the leaves as we could. Every leaf a different shape, a different color. Some turn from the outside in and … 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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Raising a Warrior

I recognized the panicked shriek the moment I was startled awake. When my eyes opened, my 2-year old was standing at the side of my bed, arms out, eyes filled with tears. I thought a brief cuddle was all he … Continue reading

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