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Redefined

When I look back over my thirty-two years and attempt to sequence them, there are a couple of great divides. Befores and afters. The…

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Sing Your Song

The earliest memory I have of singing was in my bedroom closet before I’d even started preschool. I’d asked for one thing for Christmas,…

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The Land of What-If

Being a parent is terrifying. I used to live in so much fear that something awful would happen to my kids. Every news story…

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Beautiful Dreamers

I often wake up in the night. Usually around 3 a.m., with no alarm screaming and no child tugging on my bed covers, I…

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The Untouchables

I used to imagine living a sacrificial life for God entailed being a good girl. Follow the rules, try not to sin. Give up…

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The Glass House

For the majority of my life, in one way or another, I have kept a written record. It started in a sparkly, Lisa Frank…

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Tea As A Tonic

I don’t drink tea at night as a general rule. Only sometimes, when it’s on the early end of late, and my brain just…

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The Dance

Time has a way of wooing those who will dance with it. And it is because of the dance that I’ve begun to embrace…

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All the Pears

Tonight, my son Ezra ate a pear.   As I stood over the charcoal grill cooking dinner, he sat on the back porch steps…

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