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Birthday Lies

My twin brother and I exchange gifts on our birthday. In recent years, he’s gotten lazy about it. His presents often seem like last-minute efforts. This year was our 30th birthday, so I expected a little more. But when he … Continue reading

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Strength

It’s helpful to know that God will never call on us to do something for which He has not already equipped us. As Paul reminds us, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us” (v. … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

My boys are young, but I’ve already started incorporating the Santa’s Sacks tradition into our Christmas. Each year our children pick our toys they own but don’t play with anymore to give to other children as extra presents when Santa … Continue reading

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The Quilt

At the beginning of the pandemic, when commercial masks were unavailable to many essential workers, my daughter and I got out our sewing machines, aiming to help. Using nothing but scraps and leftover fabrics from prior projects (some pieces were as … Continue reading

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Nostalgia

At the end of a stressful day (I work on a locked inpatient unit), I play Super Mario Bros on my kids Nintendo. It takes me back to my youth, when playing with my neighbors was the happiest time in … Continue reading

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