Thanksgiving Celebration and Lament

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Nearly thirty years ago, I married into a family that celebrated Thanksgiving Day with All-American fervor, featuring a day-long gathering and a loaded table. As the new bride, I was eager to prove that I had what it took to be the holiday hostess. Having done my research, I had planned all the best sides, multiple-choice pie selections, and a huge ...

Recommended Reads: Be the Gift

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There are only so many full orbits around the sun, and who makes time to lie in bed and listen to rain thrumming on roofs or to take someone for strawberry ice cream sundaes and linger down at the bridge, the river running underneath like the present running through your hands? And there are glads to be picked from the earth and there is time ...

This entire year on (in)courage, we’ve been focusing on the subject of friendship. You’ve shared your stories and we’ve shared ours. We’ve mostly laughed together but also shed a few tears. You’ve told us about your friendship successes and your friendship break-ups. Through blog posts, videos, books, Bible studies (both online and in-person) and ...

His Hands and Feet

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Christ has no hands and feet here on this earth. He has us. We are called to serve one another. He has us to do good and bless others. He has us so His compassion and love can flow through us and be visible to those who need it. There are times when something happens and you just have to stop and know that it was completely a God thing. I ...