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Sep 20, 2022

Mother lode or mother load

It was a conversation at an ice cream shop that sparked it. There we were in the long, long line that snaked up and back, the aroma of waffle cones

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Jun 29, 2022

The cure for control

Dear fearful one, You came to my mind today while I was sipping my coffee, and I knew what I needed to say. Perhaps I knew for I have been

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Jun 07, 2022

Great “toilet versus floor” debate wrings mom dry

Sitting by a pool at a campground, my phone rings. It’s the house, so I pick it up. “Hello?” “Mom!” Every call from my second son begins this way. “Mom!”

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May 26, 2022

From Indiana to Texas with love

Glancing out the window into the gathering dusk, it catches my eye. Just beneath the outdoor light, I see the star we hang every summer, imprinted with the American flag.

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May 05, 2022

For the age-old addiction to lust, “re-new your eyes”

It came through one of my social-media platforms. In the close-up, a young woman had posted a photo of her voluptuous breasts, barely covered, with one hand reaching into her

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Apr 18, 2022

“Remember, you can change”

I’m standing in the toothpaste aisle at Walmart. Around the corner, there he comes. He makes a too-wide turn, cart bumping the shelves. “Drunk driving,” says the stranger, and that’s

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Apr 14, 2022

A king went Home last night

I write this story with permission. At his wife’s request, his name is withheld, and so I shall call him “John.” This, I think, is fitting, for it hearkens back

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Apr 01, 2022

Why Disney’s fall can help us

It came from, of all places, Disney. If you follow the news, you will know that in recent days, company executives have come forward, revealing their bold agenda. They have

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Mar 15, 2022

Found and held by Love

It was in last night’s phone call that he said it. Our oldest-of-four sons was talking with his dad, and there it came. “God let me weave my own web,” he

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Feb 15, 2022

“First of all, we are not afraid”

It was her opening words that grabbed me. “First of all, we are not afraid,” she said. In fact, every time the government decides to further suspend our civil liberties,

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