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What makes us feel beautiful: It’s not about vanity

‘She is clothed in fine linen and purple …’ Prov. 31:22 I recently had a request by a homeless woman in our Sunday school class who is going back to school. In a hushed tone, she asked for things like nail polish remover, deodorant powder, a loofah and jewelry. “You know,” she said. “The stuff … Continue reading

Loving an addict, finding hope in a wasteland

I woke up this morning in a disquieted state. I had been dreaming of a dear sweet friend of mine whose husband is an alcoholic. In my dream, this beautiful, vibrant woman with a sparkle in her eyes unmatched by any I’ve seen, looked starkly different. Her face was worn. Her sparkle gone. Her beautiful, … Continue reading