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Loneliness: Not God’s Design

It’s never good news when our neighbor, Bill, texts late at night.  A couple of weeks ago we received a 10:00 pm text explaining...

A Letter to my Kindergartener

Well, Buddy, you’ve arrived. The day you said you had been waiting for your “whole life” came this week. You went to kindergarten. You...

Oops, I Did It Again

I’ve made an inordinate amount of costly blunders this summer.  It’s embarrassing, actually.  For starters, one afternoon I turned the sprinkler on in our...

Racism, Humility, and the Gospel

Full disclosure: I’m a white female who grew up in a privileged area of Charlotte, NC, attended high school with mostly white kids, and...

What to do with all this summerTIME?!

School is out and mamas everywhere are super excited for more time with their kids and simultaneously overwhelmed at the thought of filling the...

You Crave What You Eat

Bad news—scientific studies have proven it and our experience confirms it: you crave what you eat.  If you eat a cinnamon roll several mornings...

Hope Deferred

This Saturday I’ll have the honor of standing next to one of my dearest friends as she says, “I do” to the man of...

Election Anxiety

This presidential election has many Americans anxious and bewildered.   For various reasons, both of the likely presidential candidates strike fear in the hearts of...

Community Takes Margin

Winter storm Jonas cleared our full calendar over the last few days.  And I think Forced Sabbath is just the best.  We enjoyed a...

Hope for All the Post-Christmas Feels

The family has gone home, your trash is overflowing with wrapping and ribbons, and all that’s left of the cookies are crumbs.  So, how...

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