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December 9, 2014

The holiday cookies are baked and the wreath’s hanging on the door. Sort of. I’ve baked holiday cookies once, maybe twice in my life. It’s not that I don’t like holiday cookies. I love holiday cookies—at least most of them. Gingerbread men are cute, with icing outlining their chubby little feet and hands, even if you crack your teeth on those little silver balls. I adore butter cookies, especially shaped into wreaths. Even typing the words “Pecan Sandies” makes me drool. But if you stop by our house this month, you’re not likely to be offered a plate of home-baked … Continue reading


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The Water Will Hold You: A Skeptic Learns to Pray

Lindsey Crittenden went to church one day with no interest in getting closer to God. She just wanted to get out of the apartment. Or so she thought. She found instead the beginning of a journey that would change her life. . . .