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FAITH

Thinking About the Cross

If we had no winter, the spring wouldn’t be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity wouldn’t be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet The irony of the cross is that it’s a beautiful tragedy. Darkness covered the entire world at the exact moment that the most beautiful event in the history of […]

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FAITH

“No Boat”

“No boat.” We have a beautiful old oil painting hanging above our couch in the living room. We found it in an antique store and it’s the perfect piece for that wall. It’s a picture of large distant snowy mountains with a river flowing from the base of them. There are banks on either side […]

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FAITH MOTHERHOOD

Into the Unknown

My two- year-old son is the cautious type. He’s reluctant to go places he’s never been before, and he’s hesitant to do something he hasn’t done before. It’s a rainy Spring day, and I decide that, even though it’s wet, we should have some outdoor play time. I set up a folding chair in our […]

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