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When You’re Tempted to Despair

  When life feels uncertain, I’m drawn to the pinnacles and edges of the earth. To mountaintops and seashores. And I think I know why. If you’re feeling like me, barely hanging on by grossly neglected fingernails, I hope you’ll read on. Our family’s riding out a storm. Back in late fall, a chronic illness […]

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How to Have a Happy Childhood—at Any Age

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. A close friend shared that gem with me recently, something she took away from her Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) study. I’m so proud of her, doing whatever it takes to come to terms with her broken road. And truly, we all walk a broken road, don’t […]

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Until Spring Comes Around

Eyes tight, I press the snooze button, then nestle my toes behind yours—where the warmth is. I’m trying to reenter my dream, but the sprinkler keeps rapping out its morning pulse below the bedroom window. Yesterday you were out there in your plaid coat, hunched over the tractor’s steering wheel, oh so focused, mowing a […]

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Open the Skies

Guess you could call it a pray-cation. We drove twelve hours to Bakersfield to eavesdrop on what the California School Project ministry looks like up close. On the day we rolled into town, California’s governor was preparing to formally declare the state in a drought emergency. The region is parched, on the brink of economic […]

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