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I used to have a best friend named Sam. She lived on the other side of the forest, a few blocks down. We spent a lot of time in that forest, imagining trouble, and sometimes actually causing it. Sam was … Continue reading

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His Will. My Will.

My lips so often say, “Lord, Your will be done.” It is my heart, however, that rebels and screams, “My will. My time. My plan.” I struggle to synchronize my lips and my heart. I know what I should want … Continue reading

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Words that Shrink the Storm

The waves curled and bowed in mockery around the small boat. As they rose and fell in an unpredictable and terrifying pattern, Peter couldn’t shake the idea that they were laughing at him, holding his friends in their death grip, … Continue reading

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A Garden Hose and Our Heavenly Father

I love to watch a garden hose snake and swell across my lawn as the water propels through it. Usually this visual treat occurs when I am watering my garden and I quickly forget about it as I start analyzing … Continue reading

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One Year with my Son

It was one year ago today. I laid awake, invariably exhausted, yet awake, listening to the grunts and squeaks of my brand new baby boy. He awakened every hour that night. With the new-mother adrenaline pumping through me, I sprung … Continue reading

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Living Outside the Cocoon

She will never forget the first time she heard his name. She was 12 years old, and had seen on the news that the Americans were celebrating his birthday. They all looked so joyful and she became immediately curious as … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Jesus

If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. ~Luke 19:42   What if I had been there? What if I had decided to follow you then, … Continue reading

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