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  • The Wise Woman of Abel

      I clutch my shawl around my head and neck with one hand, and shade my eyes with the other. All around me in the street, people walk quickly, speak in hushed tones, and glance over their shoulders. My eyes squint and meet those of a small boy, not yet old enough to understand what […]

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  • The Gift and Rhythm of Writing

    For the past twelve weeks I have been privileged to participate in a writing mentorship led by Lore Ferguson Wilbert. She has an impressive writing resume, but even more remarkable is her character. I’ve neglected this space for a while now and it’s time to pay some attention to it. I want to share my […]

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  • Waiting on Unicorns

    As my sixteenth birthday was drawing near, I was on the hunt for a car. A very specific car, actually, and when I found one I brought it to my parents with weighted anticipation, sure that this was “the one.” It was an all-white Ford Bronco. I had watched the O.J. Simpson saga unfold several […]

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  • Everbloom Giveaway!

    Just in time for Mother’s Day – a giveaway! You’ve heard me talking about “Everbloom,” the beautiful anthology that I’m blessed to be a part of. Well, I’m giving away two copies, along with other fantastic goodies that will leave you or someone you know feeling pampered and gorgeous. I’m teaming up with two friends […]

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  • God Felled the Tree (on Good Friday)

    Years of leaves have fallen undisturbed, settling into a cushiony duff that is spongy underfoot, almost mattress-like in its softness, yet rich and life-giving to the next generation of trees. We’ve intentionally left this woods alone for over a decade. When we purchased the farm, cows had the run of the woods, resulting in damage […]

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  • Ashes on My Heart

    I was in grade-school the first time I saw someone with ashes swept neatly in the shape of a cross on their forehead. I grew up attending a small, private Episcopal school. Each year we were given the opportunity to participate in an Ash-Wednesday service where we would be blessed with a little black mark […]

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  • An Open-Door Advent

    “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” (1 Timothy 1:15) I’ve been meditating on this verse as Advent is now upon us. I’ve lit a candle and placed in on my kitchen table to remind me of […]

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  • A Beautiful Errand

    I wouldn’t say that life with two under two feels like drowning, but it’s easy to get tired treading water. This is hard to admit, though, especially when you’re in survival mode and focused on your kids more than yourself. I just admitted this truth to myself last month. The past two years have been […]