November 24, 2014
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How will I know if he really loves me?” sang Whitney Houston in an old classic.  It’s an important question.  We live in a world filled with tangible realities but it seems that the most important questions of all remain in the realm of...

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November 04, 2014
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It’s hard for me to let you go. 

 

I look at you and I see the young man that you are.  I do.  I really do.  I see you but I don’t see you.  I have to keep reminding myself that you are not 14 years old. Or 6 or 2 or 12.  I look at...

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October 02, 2014
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In the tenth grade I went on a dare with my sister to see who could go the longest without eating anything. As we both had a few pounds to lose, my mother encouraged the competition. I was really happy when nearing the end of day three my sister...

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September 22, 2014
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I was just hiding out of sight on the staircase eavesdropping on my son’s phone conversation.  It was fabulous!

It’s okay.  He was recording a radio interview with my husband that will air later in the week.  I was hiding so I didn’t...

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September 08, 2014
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I put the silverware into the dishwasher prongs down.  That way, when I go to remove the clean and shiny silverware, I only touch the handles.  I don’t touch the scoop of the spoon where someone will put his or her mouth.  I don’t handle the...

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July 18, 2014
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My friend’s son is in boot camp.  He doesn’t hail from a military family but he lives in a military town and he knew what to expect.  Further, he’s an athlete.  He’s strong and lithe and knows intimately what it means to push himself beyond all...

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June 09, 2014
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Would you please get me some apple juice?” my husband John asked.  He was standing in front of the open refrigerator longing for juice but unable to get it for himself.  One broken wrist was in a cast, the other in bandages recovering...

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April 08, 2014
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Self-judgment can feel to me, well, justified.  But that hard kernel of shame does not yield a fruit of self-control or change or any other good thing in my life.  Instead, it turns into a shield that affects my capacity to receive Love.  It...

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March 26, 2014
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I am not a morning person.

 

Some of my favorite words to wake to are, “Your coffee is ready.”  To me that means, “I love you!”  Also, I have broken more than my share of carafes in the morning because, like I said, I am not a...

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March 11, 2014
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I recently had the honor and the sorrow (yes, at the same time) of being at the Memorial Service for my friend’s 24-year-old son, Jason.

 

Let there be wailing and the gnashing of teeth.

 

Death is wrong.  I...

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February 24, 2014
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Sorrow is a heavy thing.  Going through the necessary motions of the day, I have felt as though I'm slogging through knee deep mud.  I have felt that way because I have been.
 
 
What a week.  A...
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February 16, 2014
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I was twenty-two years old when my father told me that the cancer had returned with a vengeance. We had thought he was clear, done, finished. The CAT scans had told us the cancer had been defeated by the rigors of...

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February 04, 2014
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I read in the paper today that according to a study done by the Guttmacher Institute, the number of abortions in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since 1973.  1973 was a big year.  On January 22, 1973 in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme...

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January 29, 2014
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I remember the day well that a miracle happened.  My weekly women’s Bible study had broken into our small group of eight and finished up going over the guide’s questions when a woman’s heart showed up.  She didn’t have a...

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January 17, 2014
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SPOILER ALERT!!!!

 

Just to be clear, “Spoiler Alert” means that I’m going to give parts of the story line away.  Downton Abbey, Season Four, Episode Three.

 

Why did I try to keep watching after they (they...

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January 01, 2014
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I’m not going to throw away my scale today but I am going to ask my husband to hide it.

 

A number has ruled my life since a fateful day in the 1st grade.  The school nurse had lined up all the students to record...

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December 17, 2013
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Christmas is just days away and here I am blogging about something for January!  Craaazy, I know!  And though I would like some particular times to go more slowly (i.e. vacations, holidays, celebrations...) time continues to speed by.  So, I am...

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December 05, 2013
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Smack dab in the middle of the Christmas season I can feel such a compulsion to strive.  Often my heart is not at rest waiting for Jesus to come to me yet again, but straining; desperately reaching for entrance into the place where...

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November 13, 2013
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My husband John is a health food nut, er…advocate, er…aficionado…umm, person from way back.  Thirty-five years ago, before it was even remotely cool, he was a nutritionist at a tiny little health food store called The...

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November 04, 2013
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Often I feel like I am standing outside of my own life looking through a plate glass window that I cannot pass.  On the other side are those I love.  I have watched my husband and sons play with a freedom and ease of soul that was foreign to me...

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About Stasi

Stasi Eldredge loves writing and speaking to women about the goodness of God. She spent her childhood years in Prairie Village, Kansas, for which she is truly grateful. Her family moved to Southern California back in the really bad smog days when she was ten. She loved theatre and acting and took a partiality to her now husband John...READ MORE

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