Tagged Miriam Slagle

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It’s Not OK

My last credit card statement contained a surprise. My charge at a certain restaurant was higher than my receipt indicated. The waiter had given himself a little bonus. Clearly wrong. Clearly something I needed to address. Several days later, I received a letter from a Christian charity I support sharing its plans to donate funds…

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What They Didn’t Teach Me in Sunday School

“Well, we’re all women.” There I sat, silently hoping that I might find a friend even though gender was the only thing I could see linking me to the rest of the room’s occupants. How did I end up at Bible study with the married girls? I invited myself. I needed community, and these women…

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Thank You, Facebook

I met Facebook through my younger sister. She started college in 2005—when it was only open to college and university students—and we had a few late-night looks at the pages of her high school friends. It was fun, but at the same time, I was relieved I didn’t have to decide whether or not to…

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I Give Up!

England was finally within reach. I’d dreamed of traveling to the storied land of Beatrix Potter, tea, the Tube, tea, exciting accents, tea, and Jane Austen for most of my life. Everything was in order. The money was in the bank. Better-traveled acquaintances made helpful suggestions. Anna, my trusted road-trip sidekick and sister, volunteered to…

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