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When You Feel Incapable and They Seem Unbending

I discovered a new mark on the wall, minutes after remembering that the cabinet door was severed from its hinges by the weight of a child who had used it as a stepping stool. Another thing I had not yet added to my honey-do list. My mind dove from a visionary focus to the limping cabinet and the new wall…
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Her Hour Is My Hour {and an invitation}

As life wove itself around the undergirding story of my barrenness, I couldn’t always tell what might send me right back to the dull ache or sharp pain of my lack, though baby showers seemed consistently to take me to that place. Why do I do this to myself? I wondered again, smiling for the camera, sitting next to the guest…
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When I was seventeen, my parents attended every sporting event of mine. They took pictures before the homecoming dance and helped to plan the honors banquet. My dad logged long hours with me in the car when I learned to drive and they unpacked every single box in my dorm room. Decades later, I live a twelve-hour day in which…
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The Invisibles {and the story we share with them}

She wore fur-lined boots with her t-shirt and shorts on this 100-degree summer day. She filed in alongside her schoolmates — who were also house-and-home mates — under the florescent lights of this pseudo-gymnasium room with cement walls, where we met. Every month the women from my Bible study pile into cars and drive, just few minutes around the corner, to an…
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Releasing October 7, 2014

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things (via Zondervan)

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