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Take the Long Way Home

CC image courtesy of Flicker, jmawork. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Laurie Works’ blog. It was originally published on August 31, 2015. It’s not the context of the words but the words themselves that dig deep and gather some footing in my heart soil. “Take the long way home… take the long way home.” The rest of the lyrics

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The Joseph Story, Like You’ve Never Heard It Before

CC image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Laurie Works’ blog. It was originally published on January 9, 2014. Once upon a time, the story of Joseph nearly ruled my life. You know, the biblical story of the dude who had 11 brothers who betrayed him and sold him into slavery in Egypt. I was Joseph. Sold

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Here’s to taking a deep breath and jumping off the cliff…

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Daveynin. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Laurie Works’ blog. It was originally published on July 23, 2013. I was talking to a friend the other day and describing some of my childhood, and I realized that I haven’t written much about it here. I’ve written about it in vague, hidden descriptions only. Like a warning

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Socialization isn’t a freaking joke

CC image courtesy of Flickr, Michael Scott. Editorial note: The following is reprinted with permission from Samantha Field’s blog. It was originally published on February 11, 2016. If you’ve been around homeschooling culture for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with how they tend to make fun of “socialization.” When I was growing up as a homeschooled kid, I had “20 Snappy Comebacks”

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