Hope

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i. It’s four in the morning and I’m wide awake and angry about it; tossing and turning has done little to fuel exhaustion back to sleep. Begrudgingly I receive my […]

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And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 It was the vacation you wait for. When I say wait, I mean […]

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Unrush Me

Jul 22, 2014 by

Ever felt like you’ve set your life to the rhythm of rush? Me too. Sometimes it takes stepping out of the rush to see things. Recently, I went to the […]

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Under the heat of noon sun, the woman made her way to the well to draw the water she would need for the day. She resented the fact that she […]

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I can hear them bickering in the next room. Their voices rising and cresting over each other, the keening whine of the wild things pent up too long. I sink […]

Mirror

I have a lot of mirrors in my house. You might think I’m just vain, but when I step out the way I’m actually fascinated by the light they reflect. Not only […]

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In my small hometown, the 4th of July was a big deal. Baby parades. Talent shows. Carnival games. Soft pretzels. And fireworks that ended with a sparkling American flag, while […]

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A few weeks ago as I was visiting my sister, we were walking from her house to the barn when I saw a huge feather on the ground in front […]