Joy

Staff Picks {Sally Haukas}

Hi there! I’m delighted to be with you all today, bringing you a bit of my faves from the store. Though I currently live in Chicago, I’m a farm-raised Arkansan […]

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This last year has been the most wonderful and difficult of my life. Beauty and suffering mingled revealing real love. I became a mom after a lengthy journey of seven […]

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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 […]

OpeningUpToWhatIs

It’s been cold and rainy for a week straight. My girls are using all their creative power to play yet another round of make believe. The box of dress-up clothes […]

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Free Indeed!

Jul 1, 2014 by

What does it mean to be free? This is not a question that yields an easy answer. I started thinking about my life and wondering if I am truly free. […]

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Laughing Lines

Jun 16, 2014 by

“…she laughs at the days to come.” Proverbs 31:25 i. Hannah was a German exchange student befriended by my daughter and her friends their junior year, and theirs was a […]

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Consider It Joy

Jun 2, 2014 by

I am spectacularly clumsy. I have been known to fall over just standing because I am delicate and graceful like that, so while I was in Kenya, I had to […]

Stones-of-Remembrance

So these stones shall become a memorial…. Joshua 4:7c i. I saw it sitting on my sister’s kitchen counter and it was the kind of thing I wanted to pick up […]