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Posts by Diane Tarantini

Breaking Up (with a friend) is Hard to Do

A few years back I found myself breaking up with a friend. I blame Andy Stanley. Stanley is a popular pastor out of Atlanta, Georgia, and from time to time, I work his messages into my podcast schedule. One morning as I was walking through my neighborhood, Pastor Andy whispered into my earbuds: “People are…

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Prescription for Peace

Diane Tarantini

Our nest is nearly empty. Because our only son, the youngest of our brood, graduates high school on Saturday. Am I sad, nostalgic? I’m not sure. Right now I’m too busy to sort out my feelings. I like to think it’s not me, it’s the month. For years, the month of May has been crazy…

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Fast Dogs

“Are you praying for them to come home, Daddy?” At the dinner table, Middle Child Drama Girl’s big brown eyes focused on my husband. She was talking about our two dogs—Daisy May and Little Paint Lou—the ones that ran away. At least once a month. This particular time, they’d been gone eight days. When Tony…

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The Widow’s Might

“You really should change the name of this place,” I told the young care provider when she entered the exam room. “To me, ‘Department of Digestive Diseases’ sounds like death.” The pretty young woman laughed, then explained the name was changed since so many people couldn’t figure out what “gastroenterology” was. She turned to my…

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