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Garden Grace

One spring day, I worked in the front garden, filling in squirrel holes and looking for new growth. My garden project for that day was to place two shepherd’s hooks that would eventually hold wind chimes or garden baubles—something whimsical … Continue reading

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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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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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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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