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This month I’ve talked with several different young adults struggling to figure out what to do with their lives– some facing the decision of what to do after high school (i.e. university? gap year? ministry year?) and some facing life after college (i.e. more schooling? get a real job? move home? travel?). We love to […]
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A weird thing happened around the age of 45, I suddenly felt old.  Mostly I found it surfacing when it came to my teenage daughters.  While I was thoroughly captivated watching my oldest daughter, a visionary like myself, bounding with ideas and enthusiasm, but I also felt strangely sad.  It took real effort not to […]
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“Hiddenness is the place of purification.  In hiddenness we find our truest selves.”    Henri Nouwen One of my mentors tells the story about how one day on a walk in a familiar urban area, she stumbled upon a hidden garden tucked away right off the main road with a stunning pond covered with blossoming […]
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For the first decade of our marriage, I was always a little skittish when the topic of calling came up.  As a full time stay-at-home mom with 3 kids under three, married to a crazy, gifted visionary exploring his calling, I never knew where he would want to go next.  Many of his vocational dreams […]
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2016 will go down as quite a year in history.   The radical shifts that are happening globally are indicative of major shifts in the spiritual realm as well… if we have eyes to see.  Before we jump into the next year, may I encourage you to do a personal inventory of what God may have […]
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The stories of advent are among my favorite when it comes to exploring calling on our lives.  Men and women walking their everyday lives… priests, young girls, old women, shepherds, astronomers– going about their lives on the treadmill of whatever the equivalent of the “American dream” was for a middle Eastern Jew… get yourself a wife […]
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Another goodbye at the Galloway house today.  Our fifth young adult in the last seven years flew back to the US.  They come to serve in the background as administrative assistants, home schooling tutors, or in this case, a gap year intern— but they quickly become part of the family.  We’ve all become pros at […]
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There is nothing more thrilling or terrifying than the question, “What’s next?!”    On the one hand, these are exciting junctures in life– you have a new chapter ahead of you!     On the other hand, it’s also not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and even paralyzed about how which direction to go.    In particular, […]
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Life is really just a series of stages of development.  From the compact season of childhood where a stage may last just a few weeks or months to the the latter stages of life where a stage may last a decade – we are constantly changing – our bodies, our understanding of the world, our […]
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