Courage

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We spent six days in northern Michigan lake country with no Internet, cell or data connection. No suffocating sense of competition or comparison either. Gets a girl thinking real hard […]

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Two weeks after I graduated from college, I moved to Orlando, Florida. I knew three people who lived there and I set off on the adventure with only the items […]

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I can still see us, sitting in a circle in a living room. I think it was my living room, but it could’ve been someone else’s. We had just begun […]

Brightness by Holley Gerth

She slides into the seat across from me at a busy restaurant. I can see the tiredness in her eyes. She’s in a tough season. Many women would have given […]

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“So I’m halfway through your book,” she says, as we stand next to the coffee percolator and the table piled high with double chocolate muffins. We chat for a bit […]

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I’m not one for tattoos that are paragraph in length, but if I was, it might be this. (But like, where? my hip? my wrist? It’s just not gonna happen, […]

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Sometimes, amidst the typical movements of my days I feel this stirring in my soul: Oh, that my life would matter. That I would engage in this world and help exchange fear and […]

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The lake house air, heavy-laden with humidity, smells like heat and magnolia. But when we stroll the peninsula walkway to the dock, the air cools and lifts. Not much later, my boy with the […]