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Peace With Missing Pieces

Two Decembers ago, in an attempt to conserve our body fat until the winter thaw, our family embarked on a low-calorie burn activity. We joined forces around a card table (and 1,000 fragments of frustration) to build a Wysoki Wonderland. Even though a jigsaw puzzle isn’t technically a “board game,” it has been our Woods family experience that as a puzzle begins to fill…

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What happens when you edit your life?

Writing is a gracious profession. This is because no one is forced to blog or compose poetry or “freestyle” a novel in front of a live audience. Writers write in private. Then we gather up all our laborious scribblings, cull the really embarrassing stuff, cobble the leftovers into a shaky first draft, and sheepishly show that only to a couple of trusted writing cohorts. Nobody who understands…

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How writing a novel is like going to divinity school

When I finally decided (after years of procrastination) to sit down and tackle one of the top items on my bucket list—writing a novel—I had no idea that immersing myself in fiction would give me a better view of truth. Here are four surprising things I learned: I learned about creation. Christian theology states that God created all things, but that…

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