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Sarah Eshleman

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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The Good Part of Goodbye

Sarah Eshleman

Goodbye has always been a staple word in my vocabulary. During my childhood, I lived 500 miles from my grandparents; twice a year I never said the word goodbye more painfully than as I waved to them from the van window. Years later, I attended college in Florida, 400 miles from home in South Carolina. At the beginning…

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