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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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Not Without You

My phone went off at 7:30am, which felt early. I turned over in bed in the red-tinted room, colored so because of how the morning light filtered in through the fire-engine red curtains over the window. I grabbed my phone … Continue reading

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Send Me…?

Anna and I walked down the sidewalk trailing Ardennes St. on Ft. Bragg, our destination, the Airborne PX, looming in front of us. We followed the footsteps of two of the men in the ministry, who’d put this whole thing … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning at Starbucks

The air felt like spring, despite it being in the middle of the North Carolina summer. Hannah and I sat outside in metal chairs at the South Commissary Starbucks reading our Bibles, sipping on steamed coconut milk and iced coffee. … Continue reading

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