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Saving Ms. Travers+

  Ms. P.L. Travers is not an easy woman to like—except, maybe, as a dramatic (and at times comedic) foil...

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Jesus Is Not a Caulking Gun+

It had been a great Christmas, according to my daughter. But something, she said, was missing. I smiled across the...

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A Time for Everything+

The teacher’s comment about my child — whom I’ll call Pat, to protect the easily embarrassed — surprised me. “Pat’s...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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Surf’s Up, Dad’s Down+

There are waves breaking out front. I can hear them from my house. It has been flat out there for...

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God in the Mystery+

If it weren’t for the mystery of our faith, and my feeling God’s presence in the mystery, I’m not sure...

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Road Trip to Narnia+

You know you’re on a long road trip when, on day 3, you find yourself singing with the music, “I...

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Yes, I’m Seeing Someone+

Six years ago, I stood in a softly carpeted hallway with my hand resting on a cold doorknob. I was...

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What Brings Out the Bully In You?+

It wasn’t until the third grade that I experienced real fear. Yes, there had been nightmares that sent me running...

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Bullies in Authority+

One day in the spring, my three school-aged kids spilled off the bus, obviously in disagreement about something. “We’re not...

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