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Posted by | March 24, 2018
The Truth About Ethnic Names and Their Marks on Childhood

How saying my name over and over has become a routine When I was in fifth grade, my teacher decided to give me a new name because it was easier...

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Posted by | March 8, 2018
Here’s What Happens When It’s Unpopular to Call Out Sin

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Calling wrong right is sin The new year continues to shift my focus to the word...

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Posted by | February 23, 2018
How Our Scars Bear the Beauty of Christ’s Healing Power

The immutable marks of our story carry a purpose The other day a dear writer I’ve come to admire shared a brief Twitter post suffixed with the hashtag of #AndThatsHowIGotThisScar....

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Posted by | February 10, 2018
The Secret of Writing with Privilege is Nothing to be Fearful About

On bilingualism, language, and writing with abandon It is a fight to write. The time it takes to settle my thoughts in front of a blank page when the urge...

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Posted by | February 1, 2018
Uncompromising Our Faith in the Face of Difference

When isolation from those we love draws us closer to God We don’t always agree with those in our immediate sphere of influence, do we? As the world becomes too...

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Posted by | January 25, 2018
Surrendering to God Requires Being Less Visible in the World

In isolation, God sees us, and there we begin to know Him more deeply I recently left my town to travel about 300 miles north to pick up my eldest...

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Posted by | January 18, 2018
What Others See Is Not the Sum Total of Our Worth

But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight...

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Posted by | January 11, 2018
Diminishing Our Troubles

A humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A Simple Way to Becoming More Grateful Diminishing our troubles can be found in the simplest of things....

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Posted by | January 7, 2018
One of the Ten

How one leper can motivate us to return to Christ I read about the young seminary student, Edward Spencer, and his harrowing ordeal at sea. An accident between two vessels...

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Posted by | January 5, 2018
Becoming a Peculiar People, Not Cookie Cutter Duplicates

We are set apart as beloved children of the most High It seems a new word is in order for the new year. I look to my husband when November...

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