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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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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Education: the agony and the ecstasy

It’s January 28, which means that I’m in the thick of my annual agony regarding my children’s education. Every year, for the past three years and counting, I face two deadlines in late January: the deadline to re-apply for financial aid at our current private school (which we LOVE), and the deadline to apply for (read more…)

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Adoption: our family’s journey, continued

Katie first shared about her family’s adoption journey in December 2011. Here is the next installment. Three years ago, when my husband and I decided to adopt a child, I never envisioned that one day I’d be riding along in a taxi on bumpy, twisty mountain roads in Colombia, South America, half drugged on Dramamine, (read more…)

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