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Mom & Me

Before I knew of the life inside my womb, the Maker was already prepping my life for an insane God-sized dream.  When I discovered the 5-week-old embryo growing inside me and rebelled against it, God didn’t waver.  “I am going to be a mother?” I said absently to myself.  Then I counted all the ways […]

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“Can You Play?”

Nearly every day when I got home from elementary school, I picked up the telephone and dialed my friend down the street. “Hey!” I said into the receiver.  “Can you play?” As I’ve grown older, ‘play’ stayed behind, spending eternity with other childhood mysteries like Santa Claus. But why? Who decides when Play must be […]

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Why…?

Little kids often go through an inquisitive phase that wreaks havoc on their parents’ hairlines.  “Why?” they ask.  Not once.  Not twice.  Always. “Why is the sky blue?” “Why do dogs bark?” “Why does Melissa get to watch R-rated movies and I don’t?” Fortunately my parents’ brown locks still sprout from their scalp, refusing to […]

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Eat This, Not That

“I believe who you are and how you live should raise questions,” the old monk said to us.  “Then, you can turn those questions into conversations about living a life dedicated to God.”  Time had stolen color from his hair and paling face, but not from his spirit.  Passion overflowed from his lips as he […]

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If You’re a Knee, Be the Best Darned Knee You Can Be

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ…the body is not made up of one part but of many.  Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not […]

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Truth is Bigger Than Fear

Two women sit across from each other, one with exhaustion tugging violently at her lower lids.  Her shoulders curl inwards toward her torso in defeat.  “I just don’t know what to do anymore,” she confesses, broken.  “Everything I do is for everyone else.  I never have time for me.  If anyone asks me to do […]

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God-Sized Dreams Team

Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’  So God created mankind in his own […]

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