Category Archives: Conviction

Consumed

We still have a land line. Our kids’ friends are fascinated by the phone hanging on the kitchen wall. It rarely rings, but when it does, we know that it’s going to be one of two people or a telemarketer. … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward

I’m home sick today, doing my very best to recover after almost a week of being in the clutches of an I-don’t-know-what — cold? — that has me struggling to even stand upright for more than a few minutes at … Continue reading

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How to Write a Sonnet

I got the itch last night to purge. I get this itch once every few months, but last night, it was absolutely uncontrollable. After we put the little one to bed, I tackled the walk-in closet. The fact that we … Continue reading

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Ephphatha

When I was in choir in high school and college, I constantly had to remind myself to sing from my diaphragm, not from my nose and throat. One unpleasant side effect of singingĀ  shallowly rather than deeply was that my … Continue reading

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Useful

My favorite pair of boots has two very noticeable scuffs. I wear them anyway. This is no small thing. There was a long time, mostly throughout my teens and twenties, when I was afraid to use what I had. I … Continue reading

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Tapeinos

If Isaiah 53:2 and John 1:33 are to be taken literally, then it stands to reason that he looked like just another wedding guest. He didn’t step out of a golden chariot. No one rolled out the red carpet for … Continue reading

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Quail in a Land of Bread

I know what he’s going to say even before he says it. “Mom, I want three burgers with my dinner.” “Are you sure? You’re getting other food too. Your eyes are usually bigger than your stomach.” “I’m sure. I’m starving.” … Continue reading

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