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Review: Explain Pain by Butler and Moseley

This is one of the most difficult books I’ve read recently, not so much because of its intellectual challenge but because I need to absorb and understand it at a deep level in order to support loved ones in pain. I have read it twice in the last two months while trying to apply its […]

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Review: Marie Durand by Simonetta Carr

When my kids complain that something isn’t fair, I usually remind them how incredibly blessed they are compared to people throughout the world and throughout the ages.  That response stops complaining quite effectively for anyone who knows history or current events. But it does not get to the heart of the matter, and when true […]

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March and April at our House

These months have been a blur of snow, rain, and daffodils; of learning and medical appointments; of hockey and bunny escapes and driving lessons.  They have been so full that, looking back, I can think of hardly anything that happened. But things did. Most importantly and so easily ignored, we enjoyed God’s everyday goodness in […]

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Thank the Lord and Come with Praise

Occasionally something one has worked on for months suddenly and unexpectedly comes together.  I’ve been thinking deeply about Christian education, its ‘why’ and ‘how’ and ‘what’, and things are finally making sense to me, just in time to discuss them with others at a conference. Full of relief and grateful joy, I can’t help but sing this adaptation […]

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When We Cannot Pray

There are times in our lives when we cannot pray.  Of course, there are the times of rebellion when we won’t, and our busyness or sins can also keep us from prayer, but that is not what I’m talking about here.  What I’m saying is that there are other times when we simply cannot pray.  […]

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