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Disappointment and Trust

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I watched his shoulders as he walked up the mountain through the fog, hoping his posture would tell me how he was feeling. Raindrops trickled down his suit coat, and I thought to myself, I will never forget watching my son climb this muddy mountain to wait for his bride. Josh and Brandi had spent weeks looking for the perfect setting for an ...

Looking for Beauty in the Broken

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It was Christmas. Lights were sparkling. Stores were bright. And there was my family, rushing downtown to get a good look. That’s how we managed. Life gave hurts and hard knocks. Yet if something was gorgeous to see, we took a gold minute to look past the problem and gaze at the pretty. Freezing weather? It didn’t matter. “Wear your big ...

Giving Up Isn’t in the Blood

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My oldest is ten years old, officially a "tween," as she's informed me. I suppose this means a lot of things, but one of the most fun is that as her mom, I have a legitimate reason to listen to pop music. Unironically. Because that's what she likes, so that's what we listen to, along with showtunes and worship songs, country music and what has ...

Everything seemed so bright. We had a wonderful life, complete with happy kids, good salaries, and a hopeful future. But one crisis after another happened, and that life faded away, leaving behind a pile of debt, unemployment, arguments, and so much anxiety. What happened to my life, God? Did we do something wrong? Tell me what kind of ...