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The Long Valley

It lurks in the corners of my mind. It sidles up to me and whispers in my ear. It hits me full force when I’m least expecting it. Grief. I’ve faced loss before. Both my grandpa and uncle died of cancer within the same year. Two years later, I experienced an abnormal conception. This time…

Losing It
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Losing It!

I’m blurry eyed and sleep deprived. There’s barely time to eat, shower, or get dressed. I wonder if my body will ever be the same again. I just had a baby. Actually, make that two. Twins. My life will never be the same. And neither will my body. I look in the mirror with a…

The Attitude
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The Attitude

Do you remember the story from Anne of Green Gables where Anne breaks her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head for calling her "Carrots"? Even after he asks for forgiveness, she continues to hold a grudge against him for years because he hurt her feelings. She punishes him by snubbing him whenever she gets a chance….

The Pursuit of Peace
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The Pursuit of Peace

The other day, as I was looking over my calendar for the upcoming months, I started feeling a little stressed. I saw many things pressing for my time: finishing this article, a logo that needs to be completed, upcoming parties to plan for, and a house that we’ll finish renovating over the next month or…

The Practice of Prayer
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The Practice of Prayer

Flipping through my journals that span the past several years, I notice a similarity in my January 1st entries. They contain my New Year’s Resolutions, and one resolution in particular is usually on the list every year: to grow in prayer. Of all the spiritual disciplines, prayer has always been a challenge for me. Whether…

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