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Stories that Stick: On Different Pages Pt. 3

There are just two parts left in Ayinka's short story "Different Pages." If you've missed the first two parts, you can read them here and here. On Different Pages: Pt. 3 By: Ayinka Nmami He said it was best if we made it a clean break.  No phone calls. No seeing each other. It worked for the first two months. Those weeks were painful. We were on the cusp of what ...

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The Bar is Set (Let Go of Your List)

In an effort to provide Christian singles with guidance while navigating the sometimes tricky waters of dating and relationships, the modern Church encourages men and women to create lists of things to look for when seeking a potential spouse. Maybe you've seen an example of what these lists look like: "20 Things to Look for in a Godly Wife/Husband." The thinking ...

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Stories that Stick: On Different Pages Pt. 2

“I should marry you,” he said one night, after a meal of roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and baked tilapia. I remembered that night clearly. It was the first time he’d said those words when we were dating. I didn’t say anything. I simply laid my head on his shoulder, hoping he didn’t hear the anxious beating of my heart.

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Rites of Passage (And Thoughts on Becoming a Woman)

At the onset of young girls' menstrual cycle, the Luiseño Indians of Southern California would announce to the community the beginning of an initiation rites ceremony known as weghenish. This ceremony was designed to mark their transition into womanhood. During weghenish, the girls were placed in a communal circle with heated rocks laid on their stomachs. The elder ...

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Stories that Stick: On Different Pages Pt. 1

I didn't become a real writer until I learned the power of telling my story, in any form; whether though poetry or speaking at an event. I'm grateful for the spaces God opened for me to share my gift. As such, I committed to creating the same spaces and opportunities for other artists and writers. Over the next few weeks I will be running a blog series, "Stories ...

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The Greatest Love

I never knew what love was until I encountered Jesus. I'm sure that sounds very Christian, but it's true. Before Jesus, I thought I had it all figured out. I thought it was butterflies, kisses, roses and date nights. I thought love was that thing that kept you up at night dreaming, hoping and wondering about tomorrow. And it is. But that kind of love is merely a ...

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Everything is a Rough Draft

College is where I discovered two truths about life. The first is that 95.2 percent of the world's people are not morning people. Most people are unpleasant before 10 a.m. and a cup of coffee. The second is that every circumstance we experience is a reminder that we're never truly finished. While 8 a.m. would greet me with the anticipation of sitting front row in ...

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How to Love God (And Be Okay With Being Weird)

I really wanted to like David.* It wouldn't be hard. There was a lot to like. He was sublimely handsome: charming smile; broad shoulders; caramel complexion; and just enough gray-peppered hair to show he was aging well. We found ourselves seated next to one another on the patio of one of D.C.'s well-known Mexican restaurants. It was a breezy Tuesday evening in ...

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