Fading Beauty and Durable Joy

Fading Beauty and Durable Joy

By Lee Stewart In 2018, I felt like all I did was hear about something new that was wrong with me. Nothing especially dramatic, but just enough to remind me that “outwardly we are wasting away,” and joy is more durable than youth. I’ve got a little more time left in...
Christmas Expectations

Christmas Expectations

By Laura By the first of December, my three-year-old had already knocked over the Christmas tree.  My oldest refuses to wear the matching pajamas from his grandmother because the pants are tight. I have yet to bake a single Christmas cookie. After three years living...
Craving Certainty

Craving Certainty

By Joni Shankles Like all humans, I crave certainty. I admit that in my own relentless search for predictability, I seek solace in the most unlikely things. Like math. With its rules and structure and repetitive rhythm of signs and symbols, math can exude a certain...
Gratitude

Gratitude

By Laura Jones Have you noticed gratitude merchandise is everywhere these days? Several weeks ago, I ran to Target for some dish soap and was completely distracted by the dollar aisle. I couldn’t believe the Thanksgiving and Christmas treats were already out when it...
Embracing Everyday Moments

Embracing Everyday Moments

By Leslie Hollowell “Blessed are those who have learned to praise you, who walk in light of your presence, O Lord.” Psalm 89:15 I remember sitting with a friend one evening when I was completely overwhelmed with life. I had my calendar filled with a million different...

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