It’s not worth it.  It’s not worth missing out on something way better.  I can crack a joke, and give you a bump of encouragement, but I cannot change your life.  I cannot defeat the powers of darkness in your world, and I cannot wipe every tear from your eye. That would be Jesus. If …

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They didn’t ask, and I didn’t tell.  Well, much, anyway. The couple stood in my living room.  Well, The wife did, bent over the chair, eyeing it with fierce delight.  The husband smiled at her from the doorway, approvingly. I sold my rocking chair that day. To a couple, five-ish years younger than me. They …

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  Good luck, sister.  You’ll need it. That’s about the best advice I’ve received.  And it wasn’t even given.  It’s what I’ve inserted in the vacuous silence on the subject of post-partum clothes shopping. I’m about 5 months out now from having our bouncing baby boy.  He is all squishy rolls and cheeky grins these …

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