Imperfection

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Every True Thing

Oct 1, 2014 by

I’m teaching the importance of words. I hope my kids learn this. But first I have to learn it myself and these lessons are hard learned. Words matter. The things […]

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When I was in Kindergarten, I was determined to be the best. The best student. The best friend. The best reader. Sometime in the fall, my class was outside for […]

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Over our dinner of smoked brisket and collard greens, Faith turns to me with eyes smiling and says, “Hey mama, tell us about the time when you actually. fell. for daddy.” I swallow […]

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It feels like I have been living in a fog of busyness for much of this year. At the beginning of the year, I was on book deadline. Shortly after […]

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I met her at the appointed spot on the road. She came on a boda-boda {motorcycle taxi}. Rain sprinkled our heads as we hurried back to my home. Rebecca the […]

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Washed Clean

Aug 12, 2014 by

By the time my missionary girlfriend finished saying, “Come to the Dominican Republic and encourage our women,” I’d already purchased my plane ticket. A gathering of sisters and seekers, ready […]

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Snuggled on the sofa with my 15-year-old daughter, we scrolled through her Instagram feed together. 100, 115, 125 “likes” became a theme on each photo and it became clear that […]

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Years ago my son’s baseball coach told his team, “It’s not about winning. We’re here to have fun.” My dad leaned down and whispered, “He forgot to tell them that […]