Monthly Archives: April 2019

Lessons from the Garden

In every house we’ve lived in, I’ve had some kind of garden. Even when our only outdoor space was only a cement patio, I covered it with pots of trees and flowers and fruits and vegetables. In our suburban townhome … Continue reading

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Bank Missions

As hard as life can be with a child with hidden disabilities, I often find Jesus smack dab in the middle of our days. I think this hyper-awareness of the holy in the everyday comes because I am paying more … Continue reading

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When Power and Sleep Don’t Mix

Sometimes Cami has trouble going to sleep at night because her brain is so full. Years ago, in a moment of silently-breathed prayer (“Lord, how can I help her go to sleep??”), God inspired me with an art therapy for … Continue reading

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Easter Conversations

“Mom, are those macaronis done?” I stirred the blue box of macaroni and cheese, adding sharp cheddar cheese a little at a time. “I’m stirring them now, Honeybear.” “Mmmmmmmm, they sure smell good.” Underneath the silence, I could hear the … Continue reading

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The Easter Gospel

I am grateful for this place to write and for the time you take to read this blog. I don’t take this privilege lightly. On the contrary, I believe this space matters greatly in God’s economy. So I want to … Continue reading

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Back Off, Jack

A friend and I were comparing signs of how our children are growing up and branching out into adulthood. He talked about the choosing-a-college process and the decision-making skills that his son is cultivating. I talked about the moments when … Continue reading

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By Any Other Name

I have a confession to make. Most people don’t know my name. The federal government does. And the people at the bank. And my parents. Most people know me as “Candi.” But that isn’t my real name. My husband’s best friend … Continue reading

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The Right Size

As far back as I can remember, I’ve thought of myself as overweight. Indeed, for many years, I have been overweight. A few summers ago, I embarked on a journey to reach the weight which God designed my body to carry. In … Continue reading

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