Faith, Grace, Growth, Love

Exile

I was only 18 when God first ushered me out into the wilderness. I was eighteen and full of hope, joy, excitement- anticipation of life outside of the nest. I had not looked at many schools. I had selected just this one, one that I felt with all of my young heart, that God was…

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Children, Faith, Grace, Prayer

Wasting Time

My 5 year oldsays, “Praying is a waste of time”. On the one hand, he is 5, so it is not unreasonable to assume that he doesn’t fully know what he’s saying. But when he says things like this, and it has happened more than once, I churn anxious. When he says this, in my…

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Children, Faith, Family, Grace

Stumbling Through Grace

The glass bowl and macaroni fly from mischievous hands.  The shattering sound startles the others, and me, as they look on in shock and I in contempt. This baby, my fourth, has broken more glass than any of the other three before her. She’s got an arm, that is for certain Macaroni and cheese lay…

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