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Sarah Robinson

Slowing Down to Practice Fasting

We were created to eat drink and be merry, the Bible says. Going without food or something else you enjoy for any period of time can be tough. Fasting from food when your belly is used to being full can cause a whole series of miserable events: headache, weakness, or just plain feeling ill, like…

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Bring Down the Mountain Stillness

Last fall, when we hiked to the crest of a misty mountain in the Scottish Highlands, our women’s retreat group stood riveted by the view. Standing in the clouds, we watched the weather change right before our eyes. Fog cleared, and we spied portions of Applecross Bay a mile or so beneath us. We’d hiked…

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Goodbye 2017. Hello Uncertainty.

“If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything.” When I first heard this saying, I’d been feeling pressured to have a response–what to say—to those who’d called, who’d asked for an explanation of how/why my life had so abruptly changed. One minute I was a full-blown party girl, and the next, well…I wasn’t.…

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Love in Unexpected Ways

“I love this fall weather.” “I love my new sweater.” “We love college basketball.” And having just returned from the Scottish Highlands, “I love Scotland! And sticky-toffee pudding…” If you’re like me, you openly express your love for places, food, beautiful weather…expressing deep sentiment for how things make us feel. Like the use of the…

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