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Staying Power

It is intimacy that gives us the grace and strength we need
to push through suffering, pain, and inconvenience. –Heidi Baker Continue reading “Staying Power”

Radical Love

As 20-somethings – one with a history of sexual abuse and deep harm – we had no idea of the difficult adjustments ahead of us. Continue reading “Radical Love”

Cultivating Abundance

I was paying bills a few weeks ago when I felt an uncanny sense of joy overcome me, a feeling I’d not experienced before while completing such a task. Often when I pay bills I get grumpy and disgruntled to be lessening the reserves in our bank account. Continue reading “Cultivating Abundance”

The Fight

The fight had been ridiculous.  Ten minutes after the explosion I couldn’t recall what it had been about and certainly I can’t remember three decades ago with any precision. Continue reading “The Fight”

Bridal Shoes

The swell of emotion took me by surprise. A mix of joy, anticipation, and sorrow was a familiar yet distant memory provoked by the simplest object — shoes. Continue reading “Bridal Shoes”

Big, Little, Often

When I was in fifth grade, my parents separated. My mom picked us up from school one day, she took me to the doctor (I had strep) and then my two sisters, my brother, and myself went to the park. Continue reading “Big, Little, Often”

Wandering Through Wishes

Sondheim has me weeping. I can’t stop. His melodies are tender, urgent, gracious, and hopeful. Continue reading “Wandering Through Wishes”

Heaven at Hand

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

–Søren Kierkegaard

He was in the intensive care unit when he picked up the phone and dialed. He needed a way out. He was going down the list, trying numbers. Continue reading “Heaven at Hand”

But, God.

It was summer and I was hoping. The night before I took a pregnancy test, I had a dream where I was standing in a bright nursery, sun streaming in, holding my swollen belly. Continue reading “But, God.”

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