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Rebecca Jordan Heys

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The Grass Grows Today

Yesterday I conducted a graveside service for a man who lived a decade longer than the strong person who is imagined in Psalm 90. Verse 10 says, “The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we…
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Missing Home

Back when I was a summer camp counselor, we tried not to speak a certain word around the campers. We wanted to avoid the suggestive power of saying it out loud, so we’d just use the letter H, just the…
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Longing for Harmony

When Dr. Francis Collins received the Templeton Prize this year, he gave an acceptance speech titled “In Praise of Harmony.” As a geneticist, physicist, and committed Christian, he has dedicated much of his career to communicating the harmony between faith…
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Together, We Lament

In some admittedly limited ways, this has been a hard year for me. It was harder for me to be a mother to my children this spring, when the extra support of in-person school and daycare were not available. It…