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Madeleine Lowe

writes from the Midwest.

Adopting Adaptability

woman sitting on floor amidst boxes

“Alright class, I want you to get into groups and list your top five strengths before we discuss it together.” A buzz of excitement circulated …

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Planning His Presence

calendar dates

Past memories, new beginnings, and goal-oriented lists . . . these are the words we correlate with the New Year. Most of us associate this …

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The Insensitive Witness

“When the waitress comes back, ask for her number.” I sat in disbelief, uncomfortable with his request. Although his persistent enthusiasm appeared sincere, it felt …

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Lost and Found

Lost Dog flyer

Tears formed as I forced myself to remain composed. How could she go missing? I swallowed a lump in my throat and sat on the …

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Bountiful Blessings

girl smiling with hands shaped like heart

November is a beautiful month that clings to the last moments of Fall and prepares us for the cold wintery months ahead. I’m continually in …

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What’s In a Name?

Upwords game

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This particular quote in the book Romeo …

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Sowing Spiritual Seeds

someone planting seeds

Harvest season is my favorite time of the year! It’s a time where people share or sell their produce, canned veggies, and sweet jams. Bushels …

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Catching My Breath

couple walking on snowy street

“Hey, I’m going for a walk. Wanna join me?” My husband pulled on his gloves, motioning toward the door. He sensed my hesitation as I’d …

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Light in the Cave

rock climbing

Sunshine peeked through the hills and cascaded off the creek in a peaceful manner. Harmonious birds and the gentle water rush were the only sounds …

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