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Perfect. But . . .

Perfect. But . . .

I gritted my teeth and held my tongue. I didn’t want to, you understand. I wanted to lash out at this man before me who was unleashing his anger upon me. I wanted to strike back in kind. I wanted to hurt him as he was hurting me. In that moment, I did something right....
Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for freedom, or at least its celebration. On Thursday, the United States will celebrate its 243rd birthday. Two hundred and forty-three years of standing on our own two feet, as it were. Of figuring out what that means. Of discerning where the balance lies...
Does God Care?

Does God Care?

I’ve grown up in church. My mom used to say that I was in church 9-months before I was born, and she was right. That’s what happens when you’re born into the family of a man who always wanted to be a pastor. He used every moment of his terminal leave prior...
Remembering Memorial Day

Remembering Memorial Day

Note from Carrie: As I considered what to write for this Memorial Day post, I looked back at what I’ve written over the years. This was, by far, my most popular post for this holiday, and I cannot come up with any words that convey my heart more clearly.  ...
If You Can’t Say Something Nice

If You Can’t Say Something Nice

Who grew up hearing, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Yep, me. I did. I have both hands up in the air as I can remember hearing this mantra from adults throughout my life. It drives me crazy. Yes, this is another...

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