Power

‘Tis the season for richly adorned catalogs. Each day, our mailbox is stuffed with brightly-colored photographs of blenders and comforters and baubles and cookies and sweaters and tinsel and, always, “Top Ten” lists for dads (which without fail beg the question, “Would you actually buy that?!”). These glossies give little fingers trouble as they work hard […]

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Us

“I love being us!” I stared at my mate across the swanky parchment-wrapped table littered with house made Rye crumbs and wine-rimmed stains. As was the case in this same place ten years ago, my five-star food took a backseat to his words hanging above it, wistful and grateful and humble and happy. After a […]

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Grace

“You’ll do great,” my husband exhorted, as I tried with clammy hands to pull a stubborn wet suit over my knees. I smiled weakly while stumbling toward the side of a boat much too small to accommodate my flailing. As I waited for my turn to jump from fiberglass into roiling chop, our dive master offered […]

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Mercy

“Sit with me,” he whispers. I come quickly, ever eager when he speaks. “Let my living water wash over you.” I wring water from my hair, fragrant soap lingering on my hands as I open them, hearing, “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in […]

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