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Bad Days and Good Stories

I have this weekly time with my students that we call Wisdom from Mrs. Heyer.  I have told them, there [...]
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I Want To Show This To You.

There are things in my life that are too beautiful for words, so sacred, so layered that I can’t really [...]
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How to Help When You Don’t Know What To Do

How To Help When You Don’t Know What To Do There is a lot of sadness in my community. In [...]
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A Thousand Small, Glittering Kindnesses

Today, I’ve been thinking about the time when we were on a layover at the airport and a young man [...]
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How To Help When You Don’t Know What To Do

Some of you have written to me, asking me to write in response to the sadness that overwhelms, asking me [...]
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Trees and Lights and Timing: Let It Be

‘Tis the season for all the sparkly things. I live in a house divided, and the majority of us are [...]
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A Voice and A Choice

“Tricia, this weekend we will be spending time with a ten-year-old boy whose mom died recently.  What cues do you [...]
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“Favored.”

My first husband died eleven years ago, on the morning of December 23, 2010. In the days to follow, I [...]
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Repeat the Sounding Joy

I have been thinking of the words, “Let every heart prepare him room.” As we prepare our homes, decorate our [...]
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Chocolate for a Cellist

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Something that should matter to you. Something that should matter to you – who? Yes. And [...]
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Even When He Doesn’t: A Piece with Ann Voskamp

My husband (Peter) and I have two vastly different stories of faith miracles. He begged and pleaded with God from [...]
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A Riff on the Lord’s Prayer for a Morning Like This

Our Father, Father to all of us and each of us, Of those who violently stormed our nation’s capitol yesterday [...]
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That Time When I Lost a Manuscript

Tricia said: “Laptop, Open Manuscript.” And the Laptop said, “File Not Found.” Tricia said: “Look again, laptop.  Find it, please.” [...]
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Raindrops, Bicycle Gears, and Morrie

Three things have happened, and they are sorting themselves into the same space of my mind, as if they belong [...]
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“… but I don’t know what to say.”

When my family goes away for a bit, things fall to pieces. When we got on the cruise ship in [...]
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The Sadness is Real: An Open Letter to the Teachers

“What’s keeping you awake at night?” A friend of mine asks this question when she wants to get the to [...]
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The Passport You Don’t Need Yet

“Tricia, how can I stop living in fear? I’m worried that something will happen to the person I love. How [...]
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Live It Well.

“I would do it all again. I wouldn’t have spared myself any of the pain that I have gone through [...]
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The Great Wrigley Test

“So, Tricia, do you love baseball?” People ask me this question often, and I have a standard true answer: “I [...]
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“It gets better.”

“Mom, I wish you had some kind of record of the things I said when I was little.” The incredulous [...]
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