While We Wait: A Simmering of Soup and Suggestions

February 1, 2022 | Jaci Miller

Right now, I’m making a pot of carrot soup. Layered with hints of garlic and onion, warmed with fresh ginger and sweetened by lots of bright carrots. Sounds delicious. Smells great too. Trouble is, it’s not ready. I have to wait for...

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Pray Without Ceasing: A Response to Loss

January 18, 2022 | Megan Schemenauer

My stepfather passed away December 24, 2021. Four days, three kids, four dogs, and a grieving widow later, things were starting to feel a bit stressful in the Schemenauer household. We were all tired, depleted, and on edge. Then came the...

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What He Wants: Reflections on “The Little Drummer Boy”

December 24, 2021 | Jaci Miller

Most of us love Christmas songs. We may disagree about when to start singing them (I’m not an enthusiast of carols in October), but for most of us, these songs hold meaning. A classic endures because it resonates with something deep inside...

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Where Are You, Patience?

November 23, 2021 | Jessica Benko

I have prayed more for patience over these last 18 months than I have in my entire life. This isn’t an exaggeration. And quite honestly, I still feel like I’m failing at it. Maybe you can relate? Between COVID lockdowns and...

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Coping with Rejection

November 16, 2021 | Jaci Miller

Another rejection. I closed the lid of my laptop and sighed. My latest attempt at landing an agent for my picture book writings had, yet again, flopped. “Your book is not the right fit for us,” this agent essentially said about my...

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