Broken by the Body of Believers

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Our pastor and his wife had invited my husband and me to their house to discuss my recent affair with another woman in our church. What’s worse, she worked there, too. Despite the agreement among the three of us—my husband, … Continue reading

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Have a Good Life

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A small-statured, white-haired man in his late sixties stood next to me at the busy QT soda fountain. I was doing my usual Diet Mountain Dew and cherry flavor dance, ensuring the proper Dew to cherry ratio, and he, with … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out My Closet

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Despite multiple donations to Goodwill, my closet is usually littered with rarely-worn clothes. They lie strewn about the floor or draped over my dresser after multiple searches for the right thing to wear. My wardrobe rejects fall into three categories: … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Family

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Dearest Ones, There’s that picture of me as a three-year-old, blonde-haired and blue-eyed, that hung on the downstairs wall. It’s one of those typical J.C. Penney’s pictures. I never understood why, but I’d stare at that clichéd image of myself … Continue reading

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