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What Have You Been Saved From? – Part One

by Maile May 29, 2013

This week while snuggled in a cozy white chair in my bedroom I got a hankering to leaf through some old journals of mine. That’s one of the glories of writing down your days: years later you have the privilege of revisiting them. These particular entries dated back through the past 3 ½ years of my [...]

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My Recent Experience Deadlifting in Red Spandex

by Maile May 22, 2013

Before reading this post, please join me in observing a moment of silence for the poor woman pictured in the photo above. Heaven help her; I am sure she never imagined this image would be shown to the world at large, but when it appeared while I perused the photos on Wylio.com, I couldn’t resist. [...]

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What Prompted Me to Drop the B-Word (and I Don’t Mean “Bible”) at Church

by Maile May 15, 2013

About a month ago a friend and I started a Bible study at our church. In anticipation of our first meeting, I thought I’d get all “super-righteous” so I decided to fast for the 24 hours preceding this inaugural gathering in order to “appropriately prepare my spirit”. Let this be known: I’m not a fasting [...]

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Hungry For God Knows What

by Maile May 8, 2013

I woke up at 2:30 am out of a fitful sleep. The hum of the hotel air conditioner kept my husband and four children in a comfortable slumber in their different beds around the room. Quiet. I eased my body out of bed, sensing the releasing tension of each mattress spring as I lifted my [...]

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A Phrase You NEVER Hear at the Playground

by Maile April 22, 2013

Once again, we are on the road. The trip this time will only last about 10 days, but we are covering a fair amount of mileage in that time: Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Kansas City, MO and back, to be exact). But after our 4-month road trip on the big blue bus, I feel like a [...]

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