Deadly Distractions

August 18, 2020 | Megan Schemenauer

The sleek red body gleamed in the morning sun as she slipped into her parking space each morning, drawing eyes, oohs, and aahs from all across the playground.  I was only in elementary school, but in a parking lot full of basic and sensible...

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The Not Knowing

August 11, 2020 | Jaci Miller

I often begin blog posts with a story. People like stories. They’re fun. We’re built to enjoy stories, which is why Jesus so often spoke in parables. But I try to make sure my story can be understood. Sometimes Jesus didn’t...

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Farming Takes Time

August 4, 2020 | Jaci Miller

Pop-Tarts. When I was a kid, I ate all the corners first (oh, who am I kidding, I still do), saving that sticky fruit filling for last. Best of all, with Pop-Tarts, I never had to wait to eat them: delicious, straight from the box. If I had a few...

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A Beginner's Guide to Perseverance

July 28, 2020 | Amanda Buxton

Potty training. Merriam-Webster defines it as “the process of teaching a small child to use the toilet.” I define it as “the process of jelly-bean bribery, lift-the-flap-book hoarding, and Sesame-Street-sticker coercion to...

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Choosing Grace Over Grumpy

July 21, 2020 | Jessica Benko

Think back about your day. Did it go as planned? Perhaps it exceeded expectations? Or maybe it was pretty much the worst day ever. How did you [re]act and feel? What “makes” or “breaks” our days can be vastly different...

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