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adversity

  • Faint Lines

    September 9, 2016
    Sky, Lynne Millar

     

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    I’m reading a book series where the characters sometimes swoon, generally from the loss of blood due to an eighteenth-century battle injury via musket…

  • Greater Good

    August 14, 2016
    Annie Blake, "Insides"

    (Chiasmus)

    Prelude: Hymn #85, Verse 1

    How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord,
    Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
    What more can he…

  • Foster Parenting In a Word

    August 9, 2016
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    “Hello. This is Sofia from County Foster Care. I’m calling about a baby boy.”

    My phone goes off with the recorded blast message whenever there’s…

  • Do You Strive?

    April 20, 2016
    weightlifter

    I heard the word “strive” six times at church on Sunday. The idea of striving — of trying, of struggling — is a bulwark…