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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…

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…

Scooter Commuting

As the new year arrives, many of us are looking at ways to improve our lives, from eating better to exercising more. Last year,…

The Best Christmas

Fortunately, most Americans have, at some time, experienced the majesty of Christmas. As we think back, there are some years that stand out for…

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…

That Cookie Lady

In 2010, Amy Casalman took a cake decorating class at Michael’s in Fort Smith, Arkansas. While she enjoyed the creativity of turning cakes into…

Keen Jean Green

That desire to make the world better, one perm and one conversation at a time, has earned her quite the reputation. Stories of her…