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13 Ways to Live When You're Only 13

Dear Daughter Turning 13 Today,

Yesterday I couldn’t reach the paper plates on the top shelf of the tall cabinet and you could.

Yesterday you lay in bed with me, snuggled up like you were still five, but we read Harry Potter instead of Llama Llama. 825 more words


To see Him who is invisible

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure. 697 more words


Nothing to keep us out

I have no idea when it happened, because I thought I had been paying closer attention. But when I looked over at my oldest daughter, with her legs crossed, her hair tucked, and her cheeks thinner than they used to be, I could almost feel the wind blow across my face from the years that have somehow flown by. 1,345 more words

As if nothing had yet been done

C.S. Lewis wrote:

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”

As if nothing had yet been done. 757 more words



WORTHY THOUGHT: Count Your Blessings

It is impossible to be thankful and at the same time be grumpy.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 82 more words


Who Can Take a Pic at a Time Like This?

Because I work with middle and high school students, there are frequent opportunities to sow seeds in these young lives. A trusted volunteer in our youth ministry advised me a long time ago to keep this perspective: I am a seed planter. 539 more words


April 18, 2017



We’re all just poor, passing photographs

Snapshots and misshapen mishaps

Formed by laughs and relapse

Printed in aberrated facts

Torn and tapered edges… 77 more words