Category: Family

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Tuesday 31st January 2017

What To Do When You Can’t Agree With the People You Love

What To Do When You Can't Agree With the People You Love

So I’m going to tell it to you plainly, and I’ll start with a visual representation of the polarizing tension that most of us are living in right now. This is a political sign for Trump, with a not-so-subtle protest affixed to it. The sign probably represents the tension in your ...

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Monday 22nd February 2016

Asking for Prayers from You, Dear Friends

Asking for Prayers from You, Dear Friends

Hi friends, This is my Dad. I realize I’ve been a little vague about Dad, and all that he’s been going through. I’ve written things like: “Dad continues to work through some major health problems.” “These are tough times right now.” “Please ...

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Tuesday 9th February 2016

how to find your way home – #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

how to find your way home - #TellHisStory (book giveaway!)

This did not feel like home, not at first. I was as Iowa as a girl can get. But I had felt destined for the city, not the farm. But home snuck up on me, when I wasn’t looking, where I wasn’t looking. I don’t recall the exact moment, but I knew I was home […]

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Tuesday 26th January 2016

Gratitude Starts With a “P”

Kristen Welch

Gratitude Starts With A P By Kristen Welch A year ago, early on a Saturday morning, we loaded up the car and drove an hour to a government housing complex. Twenty-two apartment buildings line either side of a long street, home to more than fifty thousand refugees relocated to our city. A few of ...

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Thursday 7th January 2016

How to Build Your Dream House

How to Build Your Dream House

Dear House-Builder, This is the letter I would have written to you eleven years ago, when you started framing up the walls of our home, if I knew then what I know now. Remember how I fussed over whether to lay tile or wood floors, whether to paint the kitchen that dark Georgia brick, or […]

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Thursday 22nd October 2015

The Duet

The Duet

The Duet I slide onto Mom’s piano bench, a polished rectangle that always seemed tailor-made for two players instead of one. But I sit alone in front of these 88 keys, where we sisters spent years practicing scales and memorizing recital pieces. On the piano-console, a ceramic ...

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Thursday 17th September 2015

Five Ways to Love Without Words

love needs no translation

Her name is Ceres. She was our exchange student in 1979. When her year was up, she returned to Brazil. I was left with a broken heart, two stuffed animals, a Snoopy journal, and a hope that I would someday see her again. Last Wednesday night, part of my heart walked in through the door […]

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