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Posts by Sarah Eshleman

Extra Love

In his book The Five Love Languages, Christian anthropologist Gary Chapman suggests that folks speak and understand one of five primary love languages: physical touch, acts of service, gifts, words of affirmation, or quality time. After completing the short quiz in his book, I found that my language is acts of service. I like doing…

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Patiently Enduring the Race… and the New Year

Sarah Eshleman

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that…

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Who Wouldn’t Want To?

Sarah Eshleman

I hugged my knees to my chest on the floor of my college dorm common room. I was sitting in a sea of pajamaed girls for evening prayer group. When our prayer leader took requests for Christmas carols, one of the girls called out, “O Come All Ye Faithful.” I am a great offender of…

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Trusting the Questions & Questioning the Answers

Sarah Eshleman

Sometimes I’ll pipe up in a conversation with my opinion. “Oh, you don’t want to live in Newport. It’s a terrible side of town” or “I’d never vote for that candidate. He’s awful!” Just then, when I’m listening, I’ll hear a quiet little voice in my head say, “Hey.” And I know I’m in for…

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