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When We Fail Our Own Expectations

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a student. As I read her words, moving and real, I felt the still, small Voice. I knew that day, reading her heart splayed across the screen, they would resonate with … Continue reading

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Mom of the Year

Pink cheeks stared at me across our notched and dented kitchen table. Okay. I confess. The cheeks were fire-engine red and not the blush and bashful described by Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias. My Court Jester was sunburned. He gets … Continue reading

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Remembering Your God-Sized Dreams

There once was a little girl. She had a Jesus-love down deep to her knobby knees. She couldn’t get enough of singing “This Little Light of Mine” and reading Exodus for fun. When she was 10 and away at camp, … Continue reading

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When Love Pushes Judgment Out and Insecurities Fade

Sometimes I stare a beautiful women with my nose turned up in the air–desperate. Looking. Narrowing my eyes to find the flaws. My own insecurities at their height, I’m secretly satisfied when imperfection is found. Then I’m embarrassed. Mortified by … Continue reading

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You Are Held

The moment I heard him hit the floor, I knew. I knew he was hurt. His mouth turned crimson and he screamed. People stared. I held. I held my son in my arms, not worrying over whether I too, would … Continue reading

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My America

My shoulders sag A heavy sigh escapes      I yearn      I yield      Conflict unresolved. My Independence quakes As Integrity shifts under fault lines. My tired voice—scratched and raw— Rests against landscapes of      spacious … Continue reading

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Run for the Hills!

Yesterday morning I wanted to run for the hills. I really did. I wanted to be Julie Andrews twirling and singing, “the hills are alive…” without a care in the world. Prince Charming and I couldn’t agree on how to … Continue reading

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