faith Category

Duggar Supporters: Denfend Josh Duggar’s Wedding

Let’s pretend I am on board. For argument’s sake, let’s assume every word spoken in defense of Josh Duggar and his parents resonates with me. That the actions he took as a minor were no more than “mistakes.” That addressing those “mistakes” within the home and church provided for Josh and his victims adequate healing […]

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Lightening Bugs (& Perhaps Even Beer)

It was sometime last week, and it was every Summer cliche your mind could generate: My friend and neighbor, Audra, walked over for a visit. We stood in the driveway together and talked about upcoming weddings and vacations. All those events that define Summer. Our husbands, arms crossed and beers in hand, complained enthusiastically about […]

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Legos, Spaghetti Jars, and the Parable of the Talents

William has skills with legos. Mad skills. I’m not trying to make you feel totally inadequate about your son, but it’s just the truth. Think Bobby Fisher with a chess set. That’s my boy with a bucket of blocks. You aren’t going to take my word for it, and I wouldn’t expect you to, so […]

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Scarlet, the Beggar and Me

Walking into the conference room of a continuing education course always makes me feel a little like the bumblebee girl in Blind Melon’s “No Rain” video. The bumblebee girl, you may recall, is so ridiculously out of place everywhere she dances. That garish leotard. That tutu accentuating her prepubescent potbelly. Those impractical tap shoes announcing […]

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Roman Glass

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 My dear friend, Whitney, was born 38 years ago today. Instead of posting a Happy Birthday! message on her Facebook wall or meeting up in Atlanta for dinner […]

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10 years ago…

Ten years ago I stopped coloring my hair. I saw a picture of myself holding my daughter outside on a Summer day. I saw the way her hair caught the light, reflected it like a coin in a fountain. Like someone’s wish. I saw how brassy and dull my own hair suddenly looked in comparison, […]

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Jesus is Lord at the Flora-bama

Three million people stood shoulder to shoulder on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro this weekend to take part in mass as Pope Francis wrapped up his weeklong trip to Brazil. Meanwhile, on another beach over 4,000 miles away, my family and I attended a Sunday morning worship service in a bar. Perdido Key United […]

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