Category: wonder

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Monday 18th September 2017

the one thing we’ll never outgrow

the one thing we'll never outgrow

I was having a downer kind of day. Nothing major. (Sometimes it’s the little things, all adding up, that manage to bring you down.) I knew what to do with that kind of day. I drove to church to talk to my pastor. She’s a gem of a mentor, and has this habit of helping me […]

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Tuesday 16th June 2015

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

#TellHisStory: Your Sacred Yes

Her braces needed tightening, so we drove to the city. It still takes me by surprise when she sits in the front passenger seat beside me. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was buckling her into a rear-facing car seat? All the things about getting older have been coming true. I see her out of the ...

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Thursday 28th May 2015

A Short Story About Hope, Humanity and a Baby Deer

baby deer

Hey friend, Do you need a reason to have a little hope in humanity right now? Then, this one’s for you. I shared this short story on my Facebook page last night. But I didn’t want you to miss it, so I’m sharing it right here. It’s a story about this baby deer — ...

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Friday 1st May 2015

You’re Making a Mark on the World — 100% Guaranteed

You're Making a Mark on the World -- 100% Guaranteed

A photo of camels marching across the desert appeared in my Facebook news feed the other day. An aerial photographer had taken the photo at sunset, about 10 years ago. National Geographic magazine named it one of the best photos of that particular year. Look closely, though. There’s more ...

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Monday 19th August 2013

A Prayer for Manic Mondays

A Prayer for Manic Mondays

Good morning Lord, Someone said this about Mondays– That they’re manic. And let’s face it: they would be manic without You in them.  I suspect Mondays feel so impossible because we stack up expectations on our calendars, our homes, our peers, our children, our spouses, our own ...

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Tuesday 28th May 2013

An Unfinished Story

An Unfinished Story

I raise the tiny iPhone screen so my husband can watch the video playing in my hands. A lump is already rising up in my throat, because I’ve seen this heart-wrenching video a dozen or more times over the last few years. It’s the one about a little guy named Eliot – “Dear Eliot,” the […]

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Monday 13th May 2013

Eleven Things I Want To Tell My Younger Self

Eleven Things I Want To Tell My Younger Self

Dear 18-year-old self, The gymnasium chairs will be hard, and the room will be too warm, and you’ll be readjusting the bobby-pins on your graduation cap. But pay attention, young lady. An older, seasoned version of yourself has the microphone up front right now, and she has a few things ...

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Sunday 2nd December 2012

It’s a Wonderstruck Life

It's a Wonderstruck Life

George Bailey told us it’s a wonderful life. But I’m here to tell you: It’s a Wonderstruck Life.  Often, the smallest, biggest wonders are right where you are, on the way to where you’re headed, begging to be found under your feet. And sometimes, it takes a child with a ...

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Monday 21st May 2012

How to See the Big Miracle of Small Wonders

How to See the Big Miracle of Small Wonders

It’s no small wonder that the world is filled with small wonders. But it takes a child with a stubborn streak of attentiveness to discover them. Often, the smallest, biggest wonders are right where you are, on the way to where you’re headed, begging to be found under your feet. She ...

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