Author: Kelly Chripczuk

God & Grace in the Garden & Coop

"Hen Party"I try to make it a habit to walk around our yard most days after work.  I circle the house, then head down to the garden where yellow and red Zinnias occupy one row and red-and-white striped ones form another. The heads of the sunf...

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This. Here. Now. (Again)

Last week, after a fifteen-plus year hiatus from the sport, I went running with my daughter.  We laced up our running shoes and set off, down the wet, grassy slope of the field across the street, through a narrow hedge of what we hoped wasn’t pois...

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What I Wish I’d Said

“What’s with the bracelet?” he asked. The cuff in question, made of brightly colored fabric and secured with two snaps, circled my left wrist.  Across the top, the word, ‘joy’ was written on a piece of frayed ivory canvas.  I was making ...

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Keep Showing Up

I found myself in a bit of a funk last night. After mowing the front lawn, I sneaked into my office to pray for awhile. It helped. And then I saw my daughter outside and decided to join her because the hot humid day had finally turned cool and breez...

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