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How to Think About America’s Immigration Policy As a Christian

How to Think About America’s Immigration Policy As a Christian

I saw it posted online by a friend: A twenty-something Syrian woman, fleeing the nightmare of war in her country, sold everything so she and her family could make it to a neighboring Arab country. Once there, because they are not allowed to work in this new land, her husband has gone out every single […]

You Can’t Be A Christian And Vote For…

You Can’t Be A Christian And Vote For…

If you’ve been on social media at all, you know that everyone is ABSOLUTELY SURE of how you must vote if you are a Christian. I have heard that you are not a Christian if you vote for the baby-killing, corrupt liar extraordinaire Clinton, and I have heard that you are not a Christian if […]

The Next Chapter I Haven’t Wanted

The Next Chapter I Haven’t Wanted

So far 2016 has not been kind. No, 2016 hasn’t resulted in a pregnancy (yes, I do realize that at 41 I should be long beyond even hoping for it). It has, however, brought the loss of two of my best friends within a three-week time span, whose husbands’ jobs moved them to two different […]

Grief 301: Scrapbooking and The Lord’s Next Plan For Me

Grief 301: Scrapbooking and The Lord’s Next Plan For Me

It is almost 2016, and it has been months since I have blogged. The past few months have been a slow, laborious process of doing grief work – but not so much over Dominic. I have realized that this past year the greatest portion of my grief has not been so much over the children […]

How The Last 3 Years Have Changed Me

How The Last 3 Years Have Changed Me

It has been a month of tears. I’ve had just enough time to get past the 17th – the due date for the child I lost in miscarriage – to start emotionally preparing for the 31st. I can’t believe he would have been 3 years old. We would know if all that hair turned out […]

July and the Fulfiller of Desires

July and the Fulfiller of Desires

I hate July. July 31st was the day Dominic was born – the child I lost. Today, July 17th, was the day my most recent baby was supposed to be born – the one I lost in miscarriage. Instead of giving birth to the child for which I have longed, I am relegating the baby […]

Criticism and Compassion in the Duggar Sexual Abuse Debacle: How God Can Redeem This Mess

Criticism and Compassion in the Duggar Sexual Abuse Debacle: How God Can Redeem This Mess

You can’t possibly have missed it – the Duggar “sex scandal”, as the media is calling it. Articles have clogged every newsfeed about the Duggar debacle, ranging from enthusiastic support to vitriolic condemnation, in the wake of information becoming public that Josh Duggar sexually molested young girls (including his own sisters) when he was a […]

Over the Hill, Not Empty-handed

Over the Hill, Not Empty-handed

I’ve passed the threshold. No, it’s not the “over the hill” mark, although it certainly is that, too. This birthday has marked a new place in my life that I never thought I’d reach – The age of 40 without any more children. Since Dominic, I’ve just known, somewhere deep, that I would have more […]

The Dirty S-Word of Easter

The Dirty S-Word of Easter

There is a dirty word in our culture – one that, if mentioned, will bring the “tolerance” police running, guns blazing. Just about anything can be said, nowadays, except this. Spend a few minutes online and you can find vociferous cultural defenses for how “cheating is wrong” is just an opinion, euthanasia is not only […]

On Turning 40

On Turning 40

I asked it, the question: What is the measure of a year? A birth, a death…pointing beyond the here And now, but now I ask again, wondering anew… This time, though different, moving through From one year to many, 40 to be exact Half a life or so, time for purpose to be intact.   […]

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