The Life Not The Lack

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“I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen.” John Steinbeck I had the privilege of meeting a special little girl in our neighbourhood a few months ago. Summer was just rolling to a slow, lazy halt, and I had a tiny newborn, sticky against my chest. My husband and […]

On Asthma and Ferguson

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One of the most heavy burdens of raising a child with complex health issues has been the judgment of others, especially of those with authority or expertise. During one breathing crisis, the specialist literally scoffed at our concern, saying, “He’s fine! See you in six months.” This man’s face was on the cover of a […]

When The Bible Shredded My Heart

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It was the night I stopped reading the Bible. I was on the faded green easy chair in my bedroom. Every night as the light faded from white to yellow to gold, I would open the Word and read. In college, reading the Bible was an OCD coping mechanism, a way I proved my worth and checked off […]

Becoming Qualified

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By Kali Gillespie | Twitter: @KaliGillespie “To love another person is to see the face of God.” -Victor Hugo, Les Misérables Morning comes, and I’m awake and alone. I cherish these quiet times, and have learned to protect the silence. I avoid the squeaky bathroom door and if I forgot to grind my coffee beans […]

Struggling to Love Her

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When we’re tired, sick, possibly carrying extra pounds from an illness or a baby, it can be hard to feel the glow of self acceptance. To feel and truly believe that we are lovely. From an early age, I was not the bombshell kinda gal. But I knew I was ok to look at. The […]