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When Time Stops But The Stairs Keep Moving

Kids often run full speed toward new things. Who wouldn’t want to ride on “moving stairs?” But a lanyard around the neck of a little boy with tiny legs can quickly become an enemy when brought too close to a gap in the moving metal. Before I could even think, he was way ahead of me, moving upward,... Read more

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When You Wake Up Feeling Scared

Paris Baghdad Mexico Japan Beirut The headlines are filled with terrorist attacks and natural disasters this morning. ——————————————————- Last night, our television was glued to the breaking news in Paris. As I prepared to leave for a middle school lock-in at our church, I was filled with a sense of dread and fear. The juxtaposition... Read more

Learning from the Back Seat isn’t Easy but Sometimes It’s Important

We did a lot of traveling when I was a little girl. Trips from Oklahoma to Pennyslvania. Trips from Pennsylvania to Kentucky. Trips from Kentucky to Oklahoma. My sister and I shared the back seat like two small puppies in a cardboard box. We wrestled for space when we needed alone time-one toe touching the... Read more

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When You’re Caught in a Storm

Amy and I had planned to meet for several months. Our only communication had been through Facebook, but we had a bond that ran deep. A bond that doesn’t form from pretty things. One that comes from shared pain. Mutual heartache. Similar sorrow. We both walk the road of grief every single day. Grief that... Read more