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Creating Wholeness

By Megan Wilcox Goates

Do you consider yourself a creative person? I ask this sincerely, though I’m biased in my belief that all of us are born with creative gifts of one form or another. I’ve never liked the concept of talent shows because a) apparently I’m grumpy? And b) they favor the performing arts over every other myriad …

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End-of-Life Lessons

By Megan Wilcox Goates

My dad is the sort of person who eschews purchased gifts, preferring handmade items or acts of service. More than once over the last few years, I have offered to write his life stories down. He liked this offer and thanked me, but didn’t want to actually sit with me and talk about anything. The …

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Whole

By Kimberly Parry

I STAND OUTSIDE the chapel doors but can’t quite make myself go in. Normally, Sunday is my day of rest. But not today. My students have just turned in their first batch of papers. Narratives. For the most part, the papers recount tales of athletic glory and dating failures—trite stories that make me chuckle or groan, …

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