Mission Dreams

Mission Dreams

The ladies’ room of the Newark International Airport smelled like Fruity Pebbles, which was a pleasanter welcome than you’d expect. Conversely, the weather outside was stifling, pretty much like the clime we’d just come from, one situated much closer to the equator. Who would guess that nearly 3,000 miles north it would be equally as…

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BE A GOOD ONE

Be a Good One

My paternal grandparents were towering figures of faith in my life. Humble and hardworking people, they lived life to love others and serve the Lord. My earliest recollections of Pop talking to me about anything and everything are burned into my memory. Topics like Jesus, the function of a fire hydrant, the clarity of the…

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Embracing Solitude

Embracing Solitude

I have never been alone for five days, ever. Solitude? What’s that? Three kids and two parents shared the space in my childhood home. I commuted to college. At 21, I married and moved from my parents’ home to live with my husband and daughter, our own little family. Two more children rounded us out…

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An Open Letter to Maddi Runkles, Teen Mom

Maddi Runkles, teen-mom-to-be, recently made national news when she was banned by her Christian high school, Heritage Academy, from walking in her graduation ceremony. Why? Because she’s pregnant and chose to keep her baby. You can read her very own account of this from the Orlando Sentinel HERE. Maddi Runkles and her story have touched me…

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