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What To Do When You Feel Lost As An Adult

When I was little, my parents and I went to Sesame Place, the Sesame Street theme park. My parents sat on a bench and watched as I played on one of the splash pad play grounds. Every few minutes, I would glance over to make sure they were still there. And they were. Until they…

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Dear God: Are You Still Good?

Dear God: It’s been a rough few years for you and me. You’ve allowed things to happen in my life that hurt. My heart has been broken and me dreams have been dashed. Not long after Keith died, I wrote that, “my heart feels a lot like my kindergarten knees.” And it seems like every…

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Easter Is Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about what to write for Easter this year. Since I lost my dad 18 months ago, Easter is forever changed. I understand how Jesus’ friends and family felt as they watched him die, as they buried him, and as they tried to make sense of it all. Easter is an emotionally confusing…

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Small Enough

There are a few crazy people out there who actually love winter. The rest of us enjoy a good snowstorm and then start the count down to spring. This winter has had much more of an emotional impact on my than I had imagined. I feel like this season has left me wanting to dig…

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For When It Just Keeps Coming

We all experience different seasons in our lives. The last few years have been one long season of loss. Yesterday, Keith’s grampa passed away, one of our dear friends is still very ill, and another close friend’s dad’s cancer is back with a vengeance. Many of our friends and family are experiencing the loss of…

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I Saw The Lord

Do you ever have those times in your life when you are so very painfully aware of your brokenness. I don’t mean broken like sad broken or hurt broken or sick broken. I’m talking about the broken we can all identify with: human broken. If you’re not broken, then you’re kidding yourself. We all have…

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The Great Exchange

Veterans Day has become a special day since we became a military family. We have been active duty for 3.5 years now and anticipate our first deployment this time next year. In honor of the holiday, there have been many videos and television specials about the military and deployment homecomings. Yesterday, we saw a video…

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The Mystery of Grace

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