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5 Big Life Lessons from My Tiny Newborn

As I write this, it is about three months since I gave birth to my first baby, Hudson. I feel that I am still emerging from what I like to call, “Babyland.” It’s a twilight zone where days and nights … Continue reading

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Waiting for Birth: A Practice of Mindfulness

Being several days past my due date, I can officially say that the end of pregnancy is a very good time to practice mindfulness. We are in a strange season of waiting, in which we know that change will be … Continue reading

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How a Volunteer Year Changed My Life

When I was 24 years old, just two years out of college, I was a bit restless. I had been working with middle-school youth and teens at a small urban nonprofit. This was a wonderful and fulfilling learning experience, but … Continue reading

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Experiencing God’s Presence When You’re All Alone

I first experienced an extended time of silence when I was entering college. It was during a pre-Orientation 10-day backpacking trip called, appropriately, Exodus. I had recently begun my own “exodus” from my bustling, suburban hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, … Continue reading

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Burdens and Blessings

In 3 weeks, my husband and I will be moving to Belize. I write these words, and they still don’t feel real. Even the goodbyes don’t feel completely real. Just today, we hugged my sister-in-law and our nephews “so long” … Continue reading

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