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Why I Didn’t Want to Read “Present Over Perfect”

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I just finished a book I really didn’t want to read: Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. Shauna’s dad is Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, which was where my mom started going to church when I was in junior high. I never knew Shauna personally, but to me she represented an ever-increasing number of …

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The Wrong Way to Pay it Forward

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Emma would have been 17 years old today…but she died tragically almost two years ago. Her parents, Paul & Tiffany, are friends of mine from the blogging world and when they lost her, we all lost a treasure. Paul & Tiffany describe Emma this way on her tribute website, AGiftFromEmma.com: Emma Evelyn Ivanovsky is our 15 year old daughter who …

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