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In Spanish, the word for break is Pausa...its Latin root is where we derive the English word Pause.  I heard a lot of Spanish and ...
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when 20 children die

I, like most mothers in America, sat on my couch in front of the breaking news—and wept. Through my tears, I heard a commentator mention ...
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T.V., Books and Jesus

My sister and I were chatting on the phone about a particular new television series she has started watching, one of many to choose from ...
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The Word

I have always loved words. I was a bookworm when I was young and fell in love with the art of poetry in high school. ...
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Olympic Thinking

It seems only appropriate that the Olympics are this summer. It is a fitting culmination to a memorable and wildly pivotal year. We returned from ...
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Back to the basics

I recently accepted a very part time position teaching a Senior Thesis Writing Course at a Christian charter high school here in Minneapolis. It begins ...
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New birth

I am less than 4 weeks away from feeling, what I am told is, both the most excruciating and sweetest feeling in life—birth. I think ...
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Thoughts on Spring

I have heard many times from people over the past couple weeks of heat wave here in Minneapolis, "I love Spring!" I have been tempted ...
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Reading… as an editor

It is difficult. Really. At this point in the game, I would argue it is probably the greatest con to the field. Which is truly ...
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Like God

Children's book written by Alyssa & Moriah Miller

Illustrated by Sara Pimental

Plus... a free downloadable coloring packet as a supplement gift to the children's book.