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Not-So-Great Expectations

Not-So-Great Expectations

I recently gave my husband a gift. It was Valentine’s day and I didn’t want to do something boring and predictable; no, I love personal, funny, surprise gifts that take effort and planning, so I thought up a terrific one… Read more →
Catch ‘Em

Catch ‘Em

I woke up last week with the familiar feeling of dread for the day ahead. Who was going to have a two hour meltdown today? Could I keep my cool when they fought over twisty straws? How guilty and failing… Read more →
Finding Forgiveness

Finding Forgiveness

Forgiveness. It’s always felt like an enigma to me,  always just out of my grasp, as if trying to grab the wind. Sure, I teach it to my boys, repeat the verbiage to my husband, crave to have its puzzling… Read more →
She Gave and Loved

She Gave and Loved

by: Christen Vermeulen   Mother’s Day . . . I always loved this time of year. It was when the long, dreary winter and cloudy, wet spring finally gave way to sunny, warm days.  The green grass, flowers, and apple… Read more →
Malicious Intent

Malicious Intent

One morning last fall, I decided it was too pretty outside for my young sons and I to stay home, so I loaded them up in the car and we headed off on an impromptu trip to the playground. When… Read more →
I Traded My Bikini for a Hijab

I Traded My Bikini for a Hijab

by: Anne Garboczi Evans I’m about as Pennsylvania Dutch as they come, blonde hair, blue eyes, ancestral roots back to the Mayflower. So when it comes to women in head-coverings, I’ve always been the observer, not the observed. But that… Read more →
Post Script: The Art of Letter-Writing

Post Script: The Art of Letter-Writing

Rachel shares her thoughts on the value of letter writing, and if she can manage to send out dozens in the busy life of a high schooler, we can can too!  (especially with her great hassle-free ideas.)   by: Rachel… Read more →
Winter Is Coming

Winter Is Coming

by: Christen Vermeulen   I shamelessly watch the show Game of Thrones, and in the beginning of the story, wise, old characters repeat the same warning over and over foreboding history to repeat itself: “Winter is coming.” The elders try… Read more →
She Is Unraveling

She Is Unraveling

“Nanny, I’m your granddaughter.” My ninety-year-old grandmother’s aging always just makes us laugh. She hordes candy in a corner in her room, perhaps because she’s worried we may not feed her one day and chocolate will sustain her. She collects… Read more →
What Is Better

What Is Better

Sometimes life is about choosing among the good. A lot of good things may come our way, but the Bible teaches God’s desire for our lives is for the highest calling. No mediocrity. No safe zones. Not the “good life.”… Read more →
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