Even in the very early days of our dating, my husband and I would often talk about marriage. Specific topics of discussion during these talks would often include our visions for our family, including how many children we’d have, and how far apart in age they would be. When my husband had first mentioned to…

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Being a native New Englander for nearly three decades, you’d think that I’d have gotten used to the snow by now. You might say that, like Elsa, “the cold never bothered me, anyway.” True, these frosty temperatures don’t faze me too much, and I do consider the lower 40’s to be tee-shirt weather around this time…

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Whether embarking on a quest for requited romance or embracing the spiritual gift of “foreveralone.jpg”… and no matter if your heartstrings are currently singing for a significant other or still severely singed from the last time… …there’s ultimately only one love story to fix our hearts on– the living God who came down as Jesus,…

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One of my favorite motifs throughout Scripture to preach on is thirst. The Psalms capture it beautifully. “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalm 42:1-2). Most notable of all…

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What is it about silence that makes people so uncomfortable?  As an introvert, I thrive on silence. Yet when I’m in a group of people or with one person and I don’t say anything (because I genuinely have nothing to say), they grow uneasy.  Or when I’m reading a book rather than socializing with people,…

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