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    Something Small

       I wanted to be a missionary for a handful of years, did I ever tell you that? I spent a good amount of formative time in a culture which offered few acceptable options for young girls. I could choose between being a teacher in a Christian school, a pastor’s wife or a missionary[‘s wife]. Getting married was a given and it was tolerable to be the wife of a layman so long as we were faithful to our local gathering. There was an uspoken heirarchy of life choices and the most obvious were at the top. Even our language belied our bias – there were those who “served,” who…

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    To You: The One Reading This From Your Inbox

    So… thanks. Like, really, thank you. I’m always a little surprised when I get a notification that someone is following this blog because…. where do you blessed people come from? Maybe this is weird. Sorry. Thanks anyway. Take my awkward gesture of love, please. You can always throw it out when I leave. It gets a little messy over here sometimes. And a little heavy…. Okay, a lot heavy. And sometimes I get sentimental because children come with hormones and I already had a suitcase of nostalgia before they got here. And you have probably seen more of my heart than you really volunteered to see, right? Like when you…

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    Why I'm Okay With All the Elsas

    My daughter was Doc McStuffins this year for Halloween. She picked it before she ever saw the show because she liked the idea of being a doctor. Probably because whenever her doctor visits us it’s a happy time. Well, probably more because you have to listen to doctors. 😉 But I saw one other Doc McStuffins on Halloween night. The main costume? Exactly the one you saw most, too. Queen Elsa from Frozen. Followed by Princess Anna. And a bunch of little brother Olafs. And this year I’m a mother of a three year old who has a mind of her own. Who is growing up in a culture full…

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    Salvation | Emmaus Writer's Group

    My beautiful friend Jessica (of Happily Ever Housewife) and I have started a “writer’s” group for artists of all kinds to gather and share and be. We are meeting every other Wednesday (in real life) and if you live in the area and want more information please just ask! We hope to foster creativity by being a fun, safe, loving place for people to share their hearts. And we also hope to keep this open to ALL kinds of expression. So you can write, draw, paint, dance, sculpt, sing, whatever! Even if you feel inspired by someone else’s work and want to share it, do that! We’re taking prompts from…