patience

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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Kind and Friendly People

I’ve had two very specific things happen recently that have made me realize how ungracious I can be. Living south of the Mason-Dixon line has highlighted just how unfriendly the people from my New England home can be. Just over a week ago, I was driving at night when someone pulled up next to me…

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Ungrace

We live in a world if ungrace. It seems like some people are looking for opportunities to stomp all over you instead of offering extravagant gifts like patience, kindness, or a smile. I experienced this when we stopped by my favorite bagel place for breakfast (and their incredible Chai Tea Latte). I had a coupon…

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D.O.N.E.

If you’ve ever been on a missions trip longer than a week (or even traveled for a long period of time), you know that there’s that moment in time when the exciting “newness” of everything has worn off and you’re exhausted, but you’ve got too much time left to just try and hang tight. That’s…

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