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Dana VanderLugt

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Hidden Hope

by Dana VanderLugt During the summer, my schedule permits me to take a walk nearly every morning, just after sunrise. I pop in headphones, tune into a podcast, and head for my favorite path. Quiet neighborhood sidewalks open into a paved…
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Middle

by Dana VanderLugt Definition: (Adjective) At an equal distance from the extremities of something Synonyms: Center or Midst, suggesting that a person or thing is closely surrounded or encompassed on all sides, especially by that which is thick or dense;…
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Vinegar

by Dana VanderLugt In her recent book, Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist describes a metaphor for prayer -- a bottle of salad dressing, the vinegar resting on top, oil at the bottom. When you pray, she writes, “pour out the…