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April Fiet

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Cordial Cherries

I forgot to buy a box of Queen Anne’s cordial cherries this year. I didn’t realize it until the week before Christmas, and by then I was sure most stores were already sold out. I was sitting on the couch…
December 27, 2020
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Advent is for the Excluded — Shepherds

“In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.” - Luke 2:8 Why was the good news of the birth of Jesus first given to shepherds who were living outside with their…
December 13, 2020
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Advent Is for the Excluded — Joseph

But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream… - Matthew 1:20a Have you ever found yourself needing to make a big decision, but none of your choices seem…
December 6, 2020
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Advent Is for the Excluded — Mary

"For nothing will be impossible with God.” - Luke 1:37 If I had to describe 2020 in a word, I would choose the word “isolated.” Or, perhaps “distanced.” Since the middle of March, the daily pulse of the news, and…
November 29, 2020
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When Winter Won’t Let Go

Just a few days ago, I had to mow my lawn because I didn’t want it to reach “nuisance” height.This evening, I had to cover my flowers because a snow storm is on the horizon.
May 1, 2019
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The Babel Tower of Overachieving

by April Fiet Sometimes, I feel like I’m building an enormous tower. My building materials are not brick and bitumen, but all of the things I do every day. I make another to-do list, write another article, compose another tweet,…
January 27, 2018
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Creativity in the Midst of Chaos

by April Fiet I have had a headache for almost a week straight. I'm not exactly sure what caused it, but it probably had something to do with either the stress of moving in a week, or way too many…
July 27, 2015
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When Healing Hurts

By April Fiet Over the past several months, I've become much closer friends with my dermatologist than I ever really wanted to be. From biopsies to minor surgical procedures, I've been seeing way too much of her lately. Fortunately, everything…
June 29, 2015
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Creeping Charlie Spirituality

Today, we welcome guest blogger, April Fiet. Thanks, April! "Momma, I picked some of your favorite flowers for you!" my five-year-old called out to me from across the yard. "Thank you!" I said, with every attempt to sound sincere. She…
May 18, 2015