Thank You, India

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By Nicole T. Walters | Twitter: @NicoleTWalters As I boarded the plane for the first leg of a 16-hour flight, I tried to slow the breath that came in gulps, a mingling of excitement and fear. I had dreamed of India for years. Now I could hardly believe I was about to move there for […]

A Letter to My Younger, Pre-New Orleans Love Story Self

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Dear Younger Self, As you’re reading this, you’re probably in between two books: I Kissed Dating Goodbye and something on intercessory prayer. We were quite pious back in the day, Love. Your goals are quite simple: finish college, marry a godly man, make lots of babies, and maybe lead a youth ministry someplace in there. […]

My Child, My Backpack And The Long Days Of Motherhood

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When my daughter Lucy was three, I decided to get intentional about her education. I wanted to homeschool long-term, but knew I was not an ideal candidate: I like quiet, order, and long-range projects. I also felt a little cuckoo stuck at home. With 18 hours a day to kill, I counted the days until fifth […]

Saying Hard Truth

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By Michele Morin | Twitter: @MicheleDMorin I had never heard of Huldah the summer that I stood in my growing-up kitchen and hollered into the phone, “You can’t let him come home because he’s crazy!” I don’t recall whether I was heard on that occasion, whether our feet were spared another few days or weeks […]

Transition and Desire

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So we are moving again. Boxes half filled stand across our bedroom floor waiting for contents. We’re filling up Facebook albums with photos of things to sell and give away. We’re packing these last few weeks with lunches and dinners and picnics in the park, trying to savour every last moment of goodness with these […]