• An Everyday Benediction

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    It’s still school holidays here in Australia so I’m not kissing my kids goodbye to school every morning quite yet, but when I do I cup their cheeks, look deeply into their anticipation-filled eyes, and send them off with this little benediction: Be brave, be kind, be curious, and always know that

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  • When Jesus is Sleeping through Your Storm

    When Jesus is sleeping through your storm

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      Have you ever felt like Jesus led you somewhere and then took off once he got there? Me too. I imagine this is how the disciples felt when they set sail only to find themselves terrified for their lives when the seas began to rage, threatening to swallow them

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  • Allora Haven Santiago

    Faith like a child: Allora’s story of childhood cancer

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    Guest post by Chandler Jo Santiago It’s Friday, so we are dreaming of the beach while she gets a chemo infusion. Allora reminds me regularly that she does not have cancer any longer. “I have chemo, Mama, not cancer.” When I look at her journey from that perspective, my heart

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  • 3 Ways to care for a friend with cancer

    Three Ways to Care for a Friend with Cancer

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    Guest Post by Marissa Henley Has this ever happened to you? Your phone buzzes, and you look down to see a call from a friend who’s expecting biopsy results. The minute you hear her voice, you know: it’s cancer. As you process your shock, sadness, and fear, you wonder how

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  • care package ideas for miscarriage & loss

    Care package and gift ideas for a friend after miscarriage

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    The fact that you’re here means you’ve probably googled for clues on how to help your friend after a heartbreaking miscarriage or other form of pregnancy loss such as stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, etc. I’m sorry. There’s no other way to say it other than: this is hard. Thank you for putting

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  • Adriel Booker Birth Photos Love A Mama-9197

    A (photo) birth story: Mine and hers

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    Strength and dignity—she is tender, she is fierce One woman every minute dies in childbirth*. I am not her. You’re not either. But every “her” has a name. She’s built with strength and dignity. She’s woven together by the Creative One—all beauty and resiliency, determination and vulnerability. She is tender;

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  • Dear Baby (four years after miscarriage)

    Dear baby (four years after miscarriage),

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    Dear Scarlett, It’s been four years since I was wheeled down the hallway under obnoxious fluorescent lighting by the insensitive surgeon and the nurse with kind eyes. I was thankful to be put under for the procedure, like a child pinching her nose to take a dreaded bite of peas.

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