Entries by Stephanie Rice

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A Decade in Review

As this decade comes to a close, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and thinking about all that has transpired in my life over the past ten years. In doing so, three words have kept returning to my mind: Sickness Singleness Salvation When I received salvation in November of 2009, just two months before […]

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Memories that matter: a cradle and a cross

They say a picture says a thousand words but, to me, this picture said at least fifteen-thousand. It was our family vacation photo taken on the last day of our 2011 trip to Hilton head. There were fifteen of us in attendance – two brothers, two sister-in-laws, two parents and eight nieces and nephews. We […]

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Perspective: how we see what we see

 “The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement.” Tonight, I found this quote on my herbal tea bag and was struck by how profound it is – especially that last word, “judgement.” Judgement means you have to make a decision on something in particular. You have to come to a conclusion. But […]

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God is Faithful

Two years ago, by this time in the evening (9:15 PM), I would have been asleep – or close to it. Two years ago, I used to retreat to my room around 7:30 or 8:00, although my contacts left my eyes and PJS went on my body hours earlier. Each night, not long after dinner, […]

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This Too Shall Pass

This too shall pass… For far too long I held onto those words like a prayer, banking on them really. Like a wish, I cast that desperate sentiment up to the throne of heaven, imploring God to make my physical distress pass… and quickly. When the pain in back refused to relent, I called on […]

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Grief & the Power of Giving Thanks

I stood paralyzed in the doorway, staring at Pippy laying lifeless in a Rubbermaid box on the living room floor. To think that she would never again experience the wind blowing through her ears or prance at the park overwhelmed me with shock, disbelief and heartbreak. I cried, desperately hoping it was all a terribly […]