julios1

A place you can always return to

When my husband and I were newlyweds, we lived in a tiny apartment that we chose for the neighborhood, as opposed to the square footage. It was nothing special – just 550 square feet, concrete walls, and a total lack of kitchen space – but it was our home. They let us paint the walls, (read more…)

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crawling

What you might not know about cerebral palsy

When I was in high school, I had a part-time job at Blockbuster Video (VHS tapes! Be kind, rewind!). One of my co-workers was a guy named David*, and he had cerebral palsy. It was the first time I’d really been around someone with a disability. David was a typical guy in every way, except (read more…)

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Common grace for the common good: look for it

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get a little bit down and discouraged about the state of the world, current events, and the like. I stopped watching the news on TV years ago because it was just too depressing. I care deeply about this world and the people in it, which means that (read more…)

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Have you missed your life’s calling? Probably not.

As I have gotten older, I’ve begun to realize that life seldom goes according to our plans. This is probably not news to most of you, but I’m a bit of a slow learner. See, I used to be the kind of person that made plans and then carried them out. If I wanted something (read more…)

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choir

You can do something just for you

Question for you lovely readers: what does it mean when you’re reading a hilarious blog post by the inimitable Jen Hatmaker, laughing so hard that you’re crying, and you suddenly begin sobbing instead? I’m talking about ugly, shoulders-shaking, snot-dripping sobbing, and your six-year-old daughter comes in and pats you on the back, saying, it’s ok, (read more…)

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