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A Letter to a Teenage Niece

A Letter to a Teenage Niece

My teenage niece is growing up faster than I’d like to realize. Kids: one minute they’re six, the next minute they’re driving and dating and rolling their eyes—in a bad way. My oldest niece turned 14 last month. She’s beautiful, tall, innocent, sweet and thoughtful. It’s […]

Between the Dream and the Dating

Between the Dream and the Dating

Why would anyone doubt God after they’d asked for and received a vision of their future in a dream? Why would anyone return to a pit after they’d seen a vision of the mountaintop? There is no lack of reasons for why I didn’t trust […]

My Teenage Crush

My Teenage Crush

This past weekend, Nathan and I celebrated our first anniversary in the mountains of Hayesville, N.C. It was so restful, fun and peaceful. We are reluctantly returning to our usual routine. Thinking back to last year, when Nathan and I first became engaged, many of […]

Confessions: A Different Kind of Hoarder

Are you a hoarder? I bet you are. We all are, really, on some level, with some thing. I came to learn recently that I’m an information hoarder. And even before I knew that, I learned I was a faith hoarder—I only just now have […]