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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 If only Jesus had promised us an effortless existence free of trouble, but He didn’t. In fact, quite the opposite – He guarantees […]


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It’s funny to see them moving around, half-asleep and murmuring, because you so rarely get to during the week. They pull their clothes on and slump at the breakfast table and finally you talk to them enough that they realize the day is here and they start to come alive. Cereal or oatmeal or cinnamon […]

First Day

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The alarm on the window sill begins to fade in and you slowly come to life and roll onto your back. You didn’t sleep well, or at least enough, because the anxiousness kept you awake two hours longer than planned. Ten more minutes? No, you have to get up. Coffee comes first because this is […]


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The sun is forcing mid-morning light through the curtains by the time your eyes are open and the whir of the air conditioner is the only sound. What time is it? Irrelevant. You walk to the kitchen and pour cereal and look through the window and if it can look hot outside, it does. The […]