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Toxic Comfort

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

Sometimes you don’t realize something is toxic at first glance. That was the case with a comforter I bought about 12 years ago. I was thrilled. It was pink and green, which matched perfectly the wall colors I had chosen to go with a cute jungle border when my kids were younger. Since they...

He's Alive

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

Mother’s Day 1985, I was 11 years old. My family had finished our Sunday lunch and had settled into Sunday afternoon. At that time we were living on a mission complex in the middle of the Navajo nation, a rural area where as kids we had the privilege of roaming free. We rode go carts...

Welcomed Lament

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

Today I stitched a smile on a teddy bear. He came without one, but it seemed like he would look friendlier if I added some upturned thread. And with six simple stitches...voilà one happy bear. If only our feelings were that manageable. One of the things I am most drawn to about God is...

Look at Me

Posted by Adela Naomi Stanton on

I have the privilege of teaching preschoolers who have special needs. A few years ago, before I became the lead teacher, my boss assigned me to work with one of my favorite students. His name was Nate* and I loved being around him, so I was very excited to have the opportunity to work one on...

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