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Peace in the Storm

By: Kendra McClelland Picture yourself getting ready for a formal event with all your best girl friends. You gather hours before you need to leave to allow for spontaneous dance parties, light snacking, and welcomed distractions. Once you’re ready to go, you step outside, and there’s violent gusts of wind…
WonderfullyMade
December 23, 2016
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Gratitude Through the Ups and Downs

By: Rachel Brown November is a month of thankfulness, causing us to sit back and really contemplate the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. Here at Wonderfully Made we strive to thank God daily for all He’s done for us, but we find ourselves in a particularly thoughtful mood…
WonderfullyMade
November 27, 2016
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Identity Theft

By: Sara Barratt “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Imagine a world where roses were called skunks and skunks, roses. Can you? Yeah, neither can I. While I understand the point William Shakespeare was making in this oft-quoted line from “Romeo and Juliet”, a rose is…
WonderfullyMade
October 5, 2016
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Passionate Pursuit

By: Katie Messer What do you think of when you hear Cartier? Bentley? Personal staff? Private yachts? Multi-million dollar estates? What about, filling the pages of your passport? Dating the “hot” guy? Being the center of the social universe? Getting the job? And still, what do you think of in…
WonderfullyMade
August 11, 2016
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Stop and Smell the Flowers

By: Tekoa Manning It finally happened last year-- I went to look in the mirror and saw my mother. I thought about how swiftly life can zoom past while we are in the fast lane, but when we move over to the slow lane we get a glimpse of the…
WonderfullyMade
August 1, 2016
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Little Quote, Big Reminder

By: Juliandra Durkin “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” –Kathryn Stockett, The Help Life lessons to a two year old that I need to remember… what a great quote! Has anyone else seen or read The Help? Over and over throughout the story, Aibileen, one of the…
WonderfullyMade
July 16, 2016
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Facing the Son

By: Kaci Piccillo Wanting to fit in is a woe faced only by junior high schoolers, right? Ha. Certainly, it becomes less pronounced as you come to know and accept who you are as an individual, but the desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself— to belong—…
WonderfullyMade
June 23, 2016
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Follow Me, Memes, and Me Me

By: Tekoa Manning A few months ago, I took the first steps, like a crack addict or an alcoholic breathing in a bag, I admitted I was addicted to Facebook. A couple days ago I hit delete and let the DT’s begin. I started realizing that I was carrying my…
WonderfullyMade
April 21, 2016
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More Than Reflections

By: Alyssa Spang “What would you do if they developed houses on this land?” I recently asked my sister. “I don't know—have a protest or something.” Beside my parents' house, there is an innocuous patchwork of cornfields and a rugged central Pennsylvania farm path. In middle and high-school, I used…
WonderfullyMade
March 24, 2016
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Three Reasons to Celebrate Easter

By: Abigail Driscoll Let's be honest: it's easy to forget. With all of life’s obligations, full schedules, the rush of getting everything done, and your do-to list hanging over our shoulder, holidays have a tendency to sneak up on us. We’re so caught off guard that we scramble to remember…
WonderfullyMade
March 23, 2016
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A Shrub to an Oak

By: Juliandra Durkin Have you ever started a book that just seemed to take forever to get through? One that you started and stopped, picked up and put down, brought with you to read during appointments and then kept on your shelf for months? There is a particular book that…
WonderfullyMade
February 22, 2016
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Dear Daughter

By: Juliandra Durkin Dear Daughter, Sit with me while I tell you a story. Can you do that? This story begins long before you were born. Long before your brothers and sisters, friends, and even your parents were born. It begins at the dawn of time, when I created time...…
WonderfullyMade
February 14, 2016
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{A Memoir} by Alyssa Spang

By Alyssa Spang I don't want to live exciting plot line; I want to be a compelling character... At first, the dash only trembled as my green Toyota, affectionately named Eleanor, rolled past familiar Pennsylvania mountains ablaze with autumn, toward school. I was a second-year English teacher, and I happened…
WonderfullyMade
September 21, 2015
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Date a Man Who Pursues Your Heart

By: Mandy Dobbelmann When I was a young girl I loved to dream, especially when it came to love and the nameless man who one day would capture my heart. I’d sit on the swing on my back porch on warm northern Minnesota summer evenings, listening to the crickets and…
WonderfullyMade
September 8, 2015