What I Learned When God Grounded Me for the Summer


It was the summer of 1988, and like any typical high school girl, I couldn’t wait to spend it hanging out with my BFFs: sunning at the beach, shopping at the mall, staying up all night at pajama parties, finding ways to run into good-looking boys — you know. I was a 15-year-old Christian girl… 

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The Summer of Hope


Heat, haze, and humidity… Three words that describe summers of my life. Hurt, heartache, and yet…hope. Three words that describe the summer that changed me – the summer of hope. It was much like being the new kid in school – thrust into a situation I didn’t understand, watching as the world went on while… 

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