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The Extravagance of the Unseen

As a writer, I am intrigued with words and how their use changes through generations. Just look at what our tech-manic world has done to words like swipe, cloud, tablet, text, tweet and viral, to name a few. So I naturally became intrigued when I tripped across the Urban Dictionary. Thinking it was a Merriam-Webster-type…

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Extravagantly Equipped

Have you ever felt cheated? Inadequate? Wanting? I have. On nights when unfulfilled desires haunt my dreams, I wake up feeling that I’ve been cheated. While sitting on my bedroom floor and attempting to piece together a Sunday school lesson, I’ve sensed my inadequacy to reach the hearts of teens. And in my prayer life,…

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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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The Master Knitter

Natalie Liounis

While the first solid half of my pregnancy was pretty rough, the second half (as of writing this) has been quite pleasant. Despite the annoyance of this belly I never had before, life has been good, and feeling the baby move around inside me is the most incredible thing I’ve ever felt. It is simultaneously…

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