Stories

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I was seventeen years old the day I wrote the poem. I remember that day well. It was one of those impressionable days, the kind that engrave themselves kindly inside […]

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Your Words Matter

Oct 6, 2014 by

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 We […]

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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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“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” {Psalm 139:5, NIV} While luggage was being toted from outside to inside the hotel, Momma and […]

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A story is not what we think it is. It isn’t words on a page. It’s life. Your life. My life. Lives of those around us and fictional lives of […]

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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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A thousand days passed between the news of a brain tumor at age seventeen and the joy of true healing. Just one year after being emotionally broken by community, I […]