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Far from calm, far from bright: Where is God in the spiritual darkness?

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Darkness is rich with theological meaning. Our first thoughts may be of evil things, ala “the powers of darkness.” But …

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The Darkness of ‘cocooning’ and the work of God

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I looked and felt much like Natasha about 18 months prior to our coffee shop chat. I sat in a …

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Blogging my book idea: The loss of Mom and the Mama Taboo

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Maybe you and I have something in common. I am a grown adult woman with two daughters of my own, …

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Why ‘cocooning’ is crucial for spiritual transformation

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Natasha cradles her coffee cup between her trembling hands. Holding that cup, it seems, is the one thing she can …

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Honoring Mom: Is Mother’s Day enough?

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My family did it up right yesterday. Homemade cards and art projects from my girls. Husband took over housework duties. …

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Blogging my book idea: Do you hate Mother’s Day?

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A quick Google search about Mother’s Day surprised me. I was researching for an article, and Googled, “Why I hate …

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Family allegiance: If I am ‘for’ my husband, am I ‘against’ my daughters?

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Husband breaks into his “Daddy voice.” Sophia, our oldest daughter, cries and screams loud enough to awake anyone nearby. There …

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Blogging my book idea: How June Cleaver and Super Mom wreck motherhood

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If perception is everything, then when it comes to motherhood, perception is a killer, I believe. Way too often the …

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