Stories

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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 […]

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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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I gathered the kids into my room and we all flopped on the big bed together. It’s our common chat place, the big cozy bed. I needed to let them […]

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I was born somewhere in the cut-grass, berry-ripe heat of a 1970’s June. Thinking back to my childhood, I catch blips and glimpses of cold winter nights around the wood-burning […]

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When I was small I didn’t learn how to ride my bike at my house. I learned at the local regional park. We lived on a hill and riding bikes as […]

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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 […]