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Lynette Allcock
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Songbird Barbie Blues: Thoughts on Disappointment and Gratefulness
When I was six years old, all I wanted for Christmas was Songbird Barbie. I saw her on the shelf of a department store and was immediately obsessed. I thought she was the most beautiful Barbie I had ever seen, and in my vivid imagination I made up stories f...

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I Will Lead Her to the Wilderness
The new year did not start very well for me. One particularly difficult night, as I spilled my hurting soul onto the pages of my journal, I listened to one song  again and again. The chorus resounded, "I will trust you. All my hope is found in your love. I ...

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"Release Them" -- Love, Fear, and Letting Go of the Past
Summer. The beginning of Wedding Season, and I wasn't exactly in the best place to enjoy it. "This weekend is a celebration of love," I wrote in my journal the night before a friend's wedding. "I'm in a particularly vulnerable place right now, since I've be...

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Beautiful thoughts.

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Fascinating reflection on being 'unplaceable.'

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"His love. Unconditional...I do keep looking up, like a frightened child, to make sure He's still there. And He is."

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Christian Holidays and Pagan Roots: Honoring Other Gods?
This Easter I've seen quite a number of images like this floating around my Facebook news feed: Something bothered me about seeing these posts, but not because they pointed to the pagan roots of and influences on our modern holiday traditions. We know that'...

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Hiding from Love
I adored Jamie with all the shy fervency of my 10-year-old heart. With his olive skin, floppy dark hair, and oversized denim jacket, he was the cutest and the coolest 14-year-old in my neighbourhood. I'd had a crush on him since the day he leaned over his g...

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Behind
Everyone I know got married or engaged this winter. That is, everyone who was left over from the past couple of wedding seasons, when summer marriages in my social circle saw an unprecedented increase. Well, alright, not everyone got married. A guy I follow...
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