Stop the Gloom and Doom!  Expecting Jesus to be Jesus 1
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Stop the Gloom and Doom! Expecting Jesus to be Jesus

Stop the Gloom and Doom! Expecting Jesus to be Jesus Our daughter Sophie expects good things. When she was about 4, we went on a family vacation to Colorado.  While on the grand camping adventure, we took a detour, and rode a train, The Narrow Gauge, through the mountains from Durango to Silverton.  As the locomotive chugged up the canyon overlooking white rapid rivers, stony drops and curves, Sophie sat next to my dad, “Papa” as he pointed out geological formations, trees, and abandoned mines. Soon, …

To Sophie on her 14th Birthday... 1
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To Sophie on her 14th Birthday…

Dear Sophia Rose, One year ago today, you woke up looking like you were headed to audition for a Monistat commercial.  I couldn’t tell you then what I can tell you today. Today, you are fourteen. Fourteen will be easier than thirteen. Thirteen is an unwelcoming number. It is the dawning of a new age. Gone are the days of angelic smelling armpits and the truth literally comes out about what really happens when you start you period. Nothing can …