Family

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It happened when the school year had barely left the ground. Two of my three kids, James and Faith, plodded through homework in their favorite spots around the house. My other child, […]

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The leaves announce that we’ve arrived firmly in mid-September, and I marvel because weren’t we just yesterday celebrating the last day of school, the start of summer? Where did the long, […]

Life is meant to be savored (1)

Lately, I have been really busy. You know that kind of busy where you feel like you can barely keep your head above water? The school year starting. New projects […]

My love for Jesus has led me to believe

My sister and I were plotting our day at my kitchen table when the phone rang and a rush of words tumbled in my ear. It was my oldest son calling from his brother’s phone, and I was […]

Mary Carver / incourage.me

The call came early in the morning, waking us up in a skipped heartbeat. I called my own mom right away, telling her what she’d already heard in her own […]

Seek First

We didn’t talk for two days after I wrote about him. Them. It wasn’t because he wouldn’t but because he couldn’t. “I know it’s all true because I’ve lived it,” he quivers, “but it’s […]

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The big, green album. It gets me every time. I was dusting the other day and had to take a minute to sit down to look through our wedding album. […]

You’ve had the dates marked on the calendar for months by now. Maybe you’ve put down a deposit, bought plane tickets, or simply reserved a shelter at a campsite. No matter […]