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On Not Getting Killed

July 31, 2014 8:00 AM

Great psychological thrillers, combined with innumerable episodes of crime drama, have given me a healthy appreciation of the dangers of picking up hitchhikers. In sum: hitchhikers bad. First nicey nicey and uber-friendly. Then stabby stabby and a cold, shallow...


December 17, 2012 2:36 PM

The Greece I found that Wednesday afternoon in March 2010 was not the one I remembered from my honeymoon fourteen years earlier. There were no stunning, whitewashed buildings. No lapis-blue tile rooftops. No festive music. No outdoor market with vendors...

Beautiful Battle: A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare

May 15, 2012 9:20 AM

I must admit right off the bat, I’d never been one to buy into “spiritual warfare.” Though I’ve long believed evil was as real as the hand in front of my face and that Satan has his own grubby hands...

In Search of a Safe Harbor

September 6, 2011 4:24 PM

Ten years ago my husband and I embarked on a year-long adventure at sea with our four sons. One leg of our journey took us to Albany, New York, where we docked our boat at a marina on the Hudson...

I Was a Reverse Discriminator

June 29, 2011 3:49 PM

It would take a lot for me to change my mind about allowing men to be alone with my children. Seven years counseling women recovering from all kinds of horrors experienced at the hands of men, a season that coincided...

My New Mantra

January 25, 2011 1:00 PM

When is the last time you acted on a dream that could fail? Six months ago, I made the switch from professional volunteer to paid church employee. Along with my bank account, something else changed too: my appetite for change....

No Doubt?

August 28, 2009 9:07 PM

When do we stop being spiritual seekers? Certainly, through a faith commitment to Jesus, we move from the theological category “lost” to the category “found.” But does the seeking ever truly end? Should it? I’ve often heard it said that...

Leading Through Downsizing

May 29, 2009 10:43 AM

I’m an old pro at downsizing. It’s true. While the rest of the world has watched recent events with anxiety at the possibility of losing their job, I’m quite familiar with this life of uncertainty. A veteran of the textile...


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