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Lately I’ve been asking my friends if they’ve ever heard of something called FaceTune. Read more

Lauren Denton

My parents have lived in the same familiar house, on the same quiet street, in our hometown for 37 years, and now they’ve decided to move. Read more

Lauren Denton

These accidental lessons remind me that my own children are absorbing the same from me — things I unconsciously teach them while I’m actually working hard to teach them other, more meaningful lessons. Read more

Lauren Denton

A couple months ago, my family went to the Smoky Mountains for a vacation. One day, we went on a hike that took us from a busy parkway up a trail and into the silence. Read more

Lauren Denton

A call from the nurse is never good news, though, and as I stared at those two words on the screen, I envisioned a sick child along with my afternoon plans dissolving. Read more

Lauren Denton

Adult friendships can be hard. Perhaps adult female friendships even more so. Read more

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Not long ago, I was rushing out the door to go to a book event and Kate stopped me as I put on my shoes. Read more

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As Book 4 hovers in front of me, it’s possible a yearly membership at the climbing gym may be in my future. Read more

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Ordinary Days By Lauren Denton Read more

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Each week at school, my youngest daughter Sela’s teachers help her and her classmates memorize a simple verse. Read more

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“Teach me to … improve my talents, To redeem my time, To walk in wisdom … and in kindness, To do good to all men.” Read more

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"It’s often sweet to see your own characteristics or personality quirks in your children, but it’s harder, more uncomfortable, to see the flaws." Read more

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"When I was young, I never really thought about losing people to death, whether tragic or not." Read more

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"They say the goal of parenting is to raise your kids so they will one day leave you. As the mother of two young children, that concept is hard to swallow. " Read more

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"Everyone knows most of the photos on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest are cleaned-up versions of real life. " Read more

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"In the nearly five years that I’ve been writing this column, I’ve been in one stage or another of what I’ve long hoped would be the road to book publication." Read more

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"...faith is an easy concept in theory, but when the bad stuff comes, truly believing in something — Someone — we can’t see requires a faith bigger than just having all the right answers." Read more

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Mayor Scott McBrayer addresses the community about Thanksgiving. Read more

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Earlier this summer, we got a phone call from our neighbor telling us they’d spotted a copperhead snake in their backyard, heading toward our backyard. Read more

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