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the teaching of kindness is on her tongue

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.  Proverbs 31:26 The teaching of kindness can happen as much by what a woman doesn’t say as by what she does. For a woman who … Continue reading

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A mother’s wings

Someone once called me “one of those  sheltering moms.”  It was years ago when my ears took that phrase in, and my mind disseminated her meaning, and my heart later wrestled through the phrase’s implications.  My children were young, and … Continue reading

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This is all there is

Her roles on the silver screen had made her an iconic sex symbol, and now, as she posed for the cameras these decades later, I recognized her as one of Hollywood’s most idolized stars. Her persona had been developed in … Continue reading

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the Arm which encircles the globe

It seems but yesterday I carried my babies on my hip to the driveway and buckled them into car seats.  Now, I stand instead and wave (and pray) as my oldest drives her siblings away each morning to school.  And … Continue reading

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All the paths of the Lord

“All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness…” (Psalm 25:10)  When our path is one of suffering, the words of Psalm 25:10 come alive, not merely as a platitude-like salve or falsely-consoling belief system, but as experiential truth … Continue reading

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Struck by His work in her

A dear friend and I talked once of how we wished we had the time to reread two different books — The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom and Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss — at least once a year. (At the time, we … Continue reading

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