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Rebecca Stanley
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Summer Camp and Upworthy Videos
Last week, we loaded up in our sweet new 15-passenger van ( and a few more vehicles obviously ) and took 38 kids to Camp Grace . We could not even handle that 14 hour bus ride after last year's ridiculousness at KAA ( not their fault, totally our kiddos act...

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Time hop
Surely I’m not the only one who wishes I could go back in time, just a little. To the moments when faith came easy, when Jayci was small enough to cuddle her tiny frame entirely in my lap. When our life and hope and marriage and beliefs were all less compli...

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A Lament for Mother's Day
For some of us, Lord, mother’s day is the day when our pain breaks all-the-way-through. Because all of us have found ourselves facing brokenness this day. Some of us long for nothing more than a child to fill our arms. Some of us have walked the lonely wear...

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Pre-existing Conditions
Unless you have been living under a rock ( or avoiding social media) , you have likely seen the clip of Jimmy Kimmel speaking emotionally of the birth and subsequent heart surgery of his new baby boy. Kimmel’s story lands for me with gut-wrenching familiari...

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When There is Still Hope
So I wrote these words originally in 2013. But I cannot think of anything I need this morning more than this reminder. That there is, in fact, still hope. Even on our darkest and most disappointing days. Hope wins (even though now the statistic would be zer...

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An Easter Prayer of Confession
Dearest heavenly Father, Even as we celebrate your risen Son this very morning, our hearts are already turning to forgetfulness and doubt. We stare with widened eyes into an empty tomb, and yet we choose death over the resurrection life you offer us. The an...

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When we went to the beach and the world is crazy
I'm going to be honest with you all right now. I'm not sure what I'm doing with this blog these days. I mean, does anyone read blogs anymore? Does anyone write blogs anymore? We are having a bit of an existential crisis, me and the blog. I do, however, unde...

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Saving My Life, Just a Little
The nest of fish was crisp under a coarse snow of salt and smelled so simple and good I thought it might save my life. Just a little. Just for that moment. - The Paris Wife I started a new book club this past month, and the first book we read together was T...

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Lament from the Wilderness
This past Wednesday, our sweet little church had an Ash Wednesday service and asked me to write a prayer of lament to share. This is what I felt pressed into my heart, and rubbed in ashes on my forehead. Ashes which Isaiah couldnt stop pointing at, and Jayc...

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Consider this my Voxer message
You know that thing when you haven’t talked to a friend in a really long time, and then it takes you even longer to connect because you know you need a good long uninterrupted stretch where you can talk on the phone? That’s how I feel about my blog right no...
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