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                                         (An excerpt from “Escape Code” by Beth Westcott) Awaking  to the patter of rain against her window, twelve-year-old Summer Bradford groaned and pulled her blanket over her head. She waited for sleep to return....

Which Way?

One day, traveling in unfamiliar territory,  my husband and I set our GPS device (we call her Mandy), trusting that we would arrive at our intended destination. When each turn led us onto a narrower road, and the surface became dirt, and we could never have met...

Wait

Do you like to wait? Do you agree that the best things in life are worth waiting for? Here are some things I’ve waited for: I waited to start school. I had to be old enough. I waited to graduate. I had to study, learn, take tests, and pass enough subjects to...

Collections and Recollections

I’m in cleaning mode right now. For the past four plus years my husband and I have been “downsizing.” It involves a lot of throwing away and giving away. I have to find new homes for a lot of my books (groan). My houseplants are also being downsized...

A Search for Meaning

I think each of us wants to know our life has meaning, to know we are accepted and belong. In a life that is filled with brokenness–broken homes, broken hearts, broken souls–people are searching for significance, to know that we matter to at least one...