Quotable // from Paul Tsongas

“America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.” ~ Paul Tsongas ...

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Our Fathers, Our Cloud of Witnesses

The year is 1956. An adoptive father-to-be stands in a hospital nursery, surrounded by bassinets holding orphaned newborns awaiting homes. The would-be father steps up to the first crib and extends his ...

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Let’s Learn About Memorial Day

We’re celebrating Memorial Day today in the United States, and if you’re like me, you recognize the importance of this holiday, but might be a little shaky on the details. This day ...

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Mother’s Day: It’s Complicated

I was an adult before it occurred to me that Mother’s Day might be a hard or complicated holiday for some people. From my privileged position as the daughter of a remarkable ...

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Quotable // from N.T. Wright

“Easter was when Hope in person surprised the whole world by coming forward from the future into the present.” ~ N.T. Wright Praise God for the hope ushered in through the miracle ...

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Love In the Era of Cancel Culture

It’s become a tradition of mine to write a love-themed post around Valentine’s Day each year. I have mostly steered clear from writing about romantic love because, while that’s the usual theme ...

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A Thrill of Hope

The carols streaming from our Sonos speaker this Holiday Season have elicited in me an unanticipated bevy of emotions. There is comfort in the familiar songs; but they’ve also drawn my attention ...

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Thankful In All Things

Earlier this month, Charleston came home from church with a printout of small illustrations depicting children in everyday scenarios: a young boy opening a birthday present, a family sitting down to dinner, ...

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Quotable // Happy Independence Day!

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” ~ Wendell L. Wilkie ...

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Quotable // Happy Father’s Day

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” ~ Author Unknown ...

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