Tagged Suzanne Hadley Gosselin

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My Ugly Blind Spot

I hate it when I realize I’m ugly. Not physically, but on the inside. I don’t know why I’m surprised. Scripture is certainly clear on the ugliness of the sin nature. But it’s easy enough to fool myself into thinking I’ve somehow slipped by—that I am just a truly nice person. Then I’m reminded otherwise….

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Just Like Mom

I don’t know when I discovered I had become my mother. It may have occurred to me while I was mopping the kitchen tiles three at a time—always three—or pondering my unnatural abhorrence to crafts. It may have been when I cooked up a fiesta’s worth of tacos for my friends with all the little…

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The Truth About Tears

"I hate to cry!" The angry words rushed out even as unbidden waterworks slipped from her eyes. She looked away, sniffed and brushed the heel of her hand across her cheek. "It’s such a sign of weakness!" My young friend, who preferred to be self-sufficient and in total control of her emotions, was having a…

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Practice Non-Random Acts of Kindness

When my brother became a junior high youth pastor, he didn’t do it alone. Dog-Bear was by his side—or more precisely, on his dash. Matt had purchased the cheap, plastic bobble head at a thrift store some time during college. Applied with duct tape, the bulbous-eyed creature became a conversation starter and spawned a lively…

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Venting and Losing

I’ve always been a glass-half-full kind of girl. My friends will tell you I’m quick to look for the bright side of most situations. I’m not a complainer. At least that’s what I like to think. A couple weeks ago, I found myself in a depressing cycle. It started with my dissatisfaction with a certain…

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