Joy

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 […]

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Motherless daughters. At first glance that might seem like an odd turn of phrase – especially the week before Mother’s Day when you were probably expecting a sweet and simple […]

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Last fall, I visited India for the first time. India – a country full of contradictions, religions, people groups and languages. India – where there are sacred cows in the […]

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My husband and I had gone camping as kids growing up, and even been camping once as a couple before kids. But we never took the camping plunge as a […]