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Awkward Grace

When obedience looks like Speaking up and Telling becomes an adventure in full disclosure, it isn’t long before the Accuser tells me Lies and I realize I am not very eager to share an experience with Awkward Grace. But, I do it anyway. ________________________ The only thing more awkward than being an early teenager is processing, as an […]

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Wrestling With Faith In The Middle of a World Dissolving

If you could see my house right now…  On a good day there are bits of clutter here and there as we have lived in the middle of a re-sale business while homeschooling, living, and often watching Masterpiece Theater. But now?  With price tags on possessions and Post-It notes announcing “eBay”, “Craigslist”, “ Estate Sale”, […]

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Moving Gracefully Within Change

  My lips brushed against downy hair, fresh lavender wafted from soft, clean, warm bodies while little eyes squeezed shut in laughter at the sound of my voice. They were little.  I was so young. We loved together and grew together.  These happy, brilliant years of growing, learning, deepening faith, drawing us so close before […]

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The 9 Real Reasons I Am Opposed To Courtship

So, I was tempted to use a lot of big words and impressive phrases to introduce this next point.  But, it’s really a simple distinction in viewpoint. Why do I oppose the modern construct of the ancient methods of courtship? I don’t believe it is within my power to dictate to my sons whom they should […]

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