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A Chat with Author Dawna Hetzler on Living and Loving Freely

When we place walls around our hearts to protect ourselves, it actually keeps us from doing the very things we most desire: to love and live freely. But tearing them down is no easy task, and often we need help—something … Continue reading

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God Is Not a God of Second Chances—and the Clouds Prove It

This summer my husband, Scott, and I have taken a profound interest in clouds. We’ve had the most stunning skies this year. Beautiful puffy, fluffy, billowy, white clouds or cottony swishes splashed across the sky that reflect brilliant sunbeams behind … Continue reading

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How Heeding One Teacher’s Words Changed the Course of My Life

To celebrate teachers at the beginning of a new school year—and before they’ve become glazed over and can no longer appreciate my gratitude, articulate a coherent thought, or participate in a compassionate action because their students have shoved those abilities … Continue reading

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How God Uses Entitled, Spoiled, Judgmental, Spiteful People (Or: So That’s the Story of Jonah)

Quick: What’s the miracle in the story of Jonah? If you answered that he was swallowed by a whale, spit up three days later, and survived to tell the story, then you are . . . incorrect, but thanks for … Continue reading

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The Old Fashioned Way FB study group starting–June 1!

A small group of Old Fashioned fans has recently formed an independent FB discussion page devoted to the film and will actually begin a study of the official companion book, The Old Fashioned Way (by yours truly, Ginger Kolbaba) on June 1. So … Continue reading

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Injustice that Breeds Injustice. And What I Can Do About It.

I saw something last evening that has kept me up all night. The image of it has seared itself into my unwilling brain and I am shocked, as I so often am by such atrocity, at the level of malice … Continue reading

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10 Commandments of Dating—the Old Fashioned Way

Thou shalt not stay out after eleven with a person of the opposite sex, for nothing good happens. Thou shalt also be aware and careful of how much alone time you spend with a member of the opposite sex, for … Continue reading

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