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Faith in My Father's Love

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Remember when you were only very little, and your dad was so very tall and strong, and in your eyes, he was a superhero? Now that we’ve grown older and become more independent, how often do we turn to our dads for help? 
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Anzac Day: Lest We Forget - Eric Harding Chinner

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Would you pack your bags to leave your comfortable home, set sail on a ship that’ll take months to reach a  foreign destination, live in frigid trenches filled with mud that were infested by rats, wear uniforms laced with lice, and fall asleep (if sleep were to come) to the sound of falling bombs filling the night air?  
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5 Things I Didn't Realise Until I Got Married

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Yet, as I have learned in the nine short months that I’ve been married, there were things—situations, emotions—that I had imagined differently when I was single. Close friends of mine who were also newlyweds, shared similar sentiments. Having now been on both sides, my hope is that what I’m about to share will benefit two groups. First, to encourage those who are dating and waiting to get married to consider how they could prepare themselves emotionally. Second, to encourage those who are single to reconsider some assumptions they may have about marriage that may not be entirely accurate.

5 Love Languages (Siblings Edition)

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Siblings. The ones who bring out the very best . . . and the worst in us. If not for them, we wouldn’t be who we are today. And regardless of how many squabbles or actual fights we’ve had, they are still family at the end of the day.

Regardless of your Status, Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Psst, looking for love? No matter your marital status—single, dating, married, or widowed—you ARE cherished and loved.

There's More to Celebrate than Marriage and Babies

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I see my phone light up with an incoming facetime call from one of my best friends. While we’re very close, we don’t usually facetime each other unannounced. I do the math.

Please Hurry Up and Interrupt Me

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My speed unintentionally suggests to those around me, “Let’s get this over with because I have things to do.” And I wish I could say that walking fast is the only way I’ve communicated to others that they are not as important as my schedule...

Indonesian Batik Day

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Hope is woven into the fabric of our souls, giving us a reason to press on another day. Hope infuses us with strength, knowing things will turn out alright in the end. Hope is the essence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).