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Was I Ready to Die in the Hurricane?

The high clouds and powerful winds announced the storm’s approach. My young children and I took the opportunity to enjoy our last day of sunshine before being cooped up inside. We walked the path around our neighborhood park, physically straining against the push of the wind. Jordan, a pre-schooler at the time, spoke the obvious: […]

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An Open Letter to Tim Kaine

Dear Sir, It is appropriate to acknowledge that you hold one of the six largest platforms in the country during this defining hour. America’s future is being decided within the next few days, and many of her constituents go knowingly to the polls with awareness of such truth. Having recently read your comments about the […]

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When Your Baby Girl Graduates

Jordan, This day has come. You’re graduating from high school, and our being together every day is a season that quickly is approaching its end. I’m not sure how I feel about that… Being your mom is something that has brought me great joy. Your infancy was perfect. You were such an independent baby. Your […]

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Hope Deferred

Beth finished sharing with the ladies gathered at Bible Study about her father’s coming to salvation in Jesus shortly before he passed from this earth. It was a touching story for all of us to hear, but I wasn’t prepared for the full impact that hit me. I sobbed. In the midst of my ugly […]

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Brokenness Births Purpose

Brokenness. Not a fun word. If you’ve been through a time of the soul’s grieving, you know the pain can be intense. It’s something we all share in common in the human experience. Life can be hard. I find that God wants to teach us in each season we encounter- whether we find ourselves on […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 52

Day 52 You Are Adopted as Sons (Daughters) Through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:5) My first exposure to adoption was through Different Strokes, a well-known television show that ran during the ’80’s. The weekly episodes our family viewed taught me adoption is a choice based out of love. I gained understanding that those who previously had no […]

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