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To Create Something

“As image-bearer of God, man possesses the possibility to create something beautiful, and to delight in it.” ~ Abraham Kuyper
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‘Tis a Fearful Thing

“Mommy, when you find my new daddy, I think you won’t be sad anymore.” Well, my sweet child, I do [...]
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Best Writing on TV

“And I’m scared. I know that you’re trying to make everything okay for me. You always have. Our whole lives. [...]
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The Religion of Cheerfulness

“One of the surest ways to avoid being happy is to insist on being happy at all costs. The religion [...]
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I Chose To Tell Myself

“I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is [...]
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To Make or Unmake

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Art Isn’t Anecdote

As we each volunteered our skeletal plans for our final project in the Writer’s Workshop this summer, Gwen announced a [...]
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She shook her head No.

When she was nine years old, Ethel sat at Grandma Mo’s kitchen table one day to help peel apples for [...]
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A Choosing

On any given morning, I might not be able to list for you the facts I know about God.  But [...]
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Riddled

“Some days I am not sure if my faith is riddled with doubt or whether, graciously, my doubt is riddled [...]
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Never-Endingly

“As a single mother – she had to be her best self more than it’s reasonable for any human to [...]
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Internal Sunrise

“I sat back in the chair, took another long drink of coffee. And noticed a specific and breathtaking absence. At [...]
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The Lovely Miss Ephron

Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me [...]
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Eleanor

“Wanna hear something famous that Adlai Stevenson once said about Eleanor Roosevelt at her funeral?” “Yeah,” I said. He said [...]
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Optimal Distance

It’s like a cloud passing over the sun, and suddenly you’re out. You don’t know how you’ll answer the door [...]
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As He Was

Instead of remembering him as I knew him, I too often think of him in terms of what he never [...]
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Let it Go. Feel Free.

“My wife and I were never able to have children,” he told me.  “But years ago, someone told us to [...]
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One day, it Breaks.

Spring springs forth from death. It unaccountably, inexplicably, unexpectedly shows up in the least likely places and most unpromising circumstances. [...]
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Petunias: Part III of III

I am reading Spiritual Rhythm, by Mark Buchanan.  (Brilliant. Read it, please.) I started reading last summer, and I plowed [...]
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Dazzle

Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, [...]
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