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Life Lessons from Curly Hair

“Miss Becca, your hair is undisciplined.” It was a summer afternoon many years ago, and the small (straight-haired) damsel I was babysitting was clearly a bit disturbed by the effects of the humidity on my curly tresses. I laughed. I... Continue Reading →

When Your Story is Not “The Norm”

From a young age, my story has not been “normal.” I am one of six children, and most people thought that was weird. As an adult, I was single well into my 30s. Then I married a man who is... Continue Reading →

Adulthood is Beautiful

Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about a passage from one of my favorite books, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I’m not really a sci-fi fan per se, but Madeleine L’Engle (I always call her by her... Continue Reading →

The Gift of Simplicity

Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Their show on HGTV, "Fixer Upper," is one of the things I look forward to every week.  In addition to how they bring beauty to the world through their... Continue Reading →

Stuck and Starbucks Chai

Most folks who know me know that I love Starbucks iced chai.  The deliciousness slides down my throat with such ease, such refreshment!  Milky and sweet, with just a bit of kick at the end.  I’m salivating. It used to... Continue Reading →

It’s So Hard to Say Good-Bye to Yesterday

My first solo ever was in 8th grade.  Our chorus sang It's So Hard to Say Good-Bye to Yesterday a cappella, and I got to sing the second verse.  For those of you youngsters who weren't even born yet when this... Continue Reading →

“Hard…But Good”

In Cru, we laugh at how there’s this somewhat standard answer to some questions.  It goes like this: “How was your summer?” “It was hard… but good.” “How was your year?” “Hard… but good.” A while back, I asked a... Continue Reading →

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