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How to do life with a peek-a-boo God

Nothing pleases me more than discovering someone crazier than I. (It’s nice to have a target of deflection when Len and I begin questioning our choice to live by the seat of our professional and financial pants.) A couple of weeks ago, Len had coffee with Will Stagg. Will graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2013 with a degree in Family and…

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Redeeming the stories of tiny super heroes

With Halloween right around the corner, I am reminded of one of my favorite costumes from one of my favorite movies. Having lost her street clothes, To Kill a Mockingbird‘s Scout is forced to walk home from the school play through the darkened streets of Maycomb, AL, wearing her large papier-mâché ham.

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Slippery properties of our inner selfish pigs

Two summers ago our youngest son, Jack, went to work at a dude ranch in Wyoming. Three months nestled in the Tetons—hiking, riding horses, and exploring Yellowstone—all while sporting his western wear. He was like a real-life Woody from Toy Story.

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Hail to botched vaccinations…and clergy!

In 2015 if you get distracted—even briefly—you miss a lot. Already this month, I have missed Older Peoples Day! (Though I’m secretly relieved no one sent me a card.) Just this week, World Teacher Day escaped my notice, along with National Vodka Day. Always one to revel in a special occasion, I did some advance checking and found out Conflict Resolution Day is just ahead…

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