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That One About Reintegration (We’re Together Again!)

It was 1:30 in the morning at the Waffle House just inside the car dealership parking lot off of McPherson Church Rd., and Jake and I were sipping black coffee and hot chocolate with whipped cream, respectively, at the bar … Continue reading

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The One About Discipleship and Parenting…Sort of.

One of the things I realized about myself tonight is that, whenever in the future God gives me and Jake children, I will consistently expect our children, particularly our daughters, to act more maturely and be older than they actually … Continue reading

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The Darkness of the Desert

When I sat down at the two-chair table at Barnes & Noble, my heart simultaneously jumped and sank as I considered that it wouldn’t be too long before Jake would be sitting in the other chair, and we’d be doing … Continue reading

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The Truth is That the Trust is Worth it

In the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley, there’s a scene where Elizabeth (Knightley’s character) is spinning around on the family barn swing as the seasons pass before her. The scene is soaked with the weighty rain … Continue reading

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Battle Buddies

It was as I was driving to Khalida’s house, after spending some time at the Starbucks off Walter Reed Rd. praying for Anna and for the people God desired to reach through her, that I became overwhelmed by yet again … Continue reading

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The Days I Live For

I woke up around 8:30am, immediately going through a mental checklist of all the things I needed to pack and prepare and accomplish before leaving the house that morning to meet up with Anna at Barnes and Noble, thirty minutes … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Anxious

I dropped Anna off at her house after Tuesday night Bible Study. It was late, and raining. I was still all crusty from going to Zumba with Sarah before Study. And I hadn’t heard from Jake in a while. As … Continue reading

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