Author Archives: Taryn Hutchison

Parallel Stories to the Central Story

March 27, 2018

This Easter week, you’ve probably reflected on the most central story of Christianity: Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead. A few parallel stories, some of my favorites in the Bible, highlight this larger one. Sometimes I forget how close in timing and proximity they are to the main action.  These secondary […]

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Take Care as You Give Care

March 19, 2018

I spent my Spring Break week off work in a hospital room in a city an hour away. No, not as a patient. I didn’t experience any excruciating physical pain but I suffered the emotional stress of waiting and watching someone I love hurt. No question that the patient has the harder role, and I […]

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The Impossibility of Being Set Free

March 8, 2018

Have you prayed for something for so long, with no answer, that you’ve begun to doubt that it’ll ever happen? You might even think it’s impossible.My husband and I, along with an army of people from our former church in California, have had such an ongoing request. Last night, we received news so wonderful that […]

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Good-Bye, Billy Graham

February 24, 2018

My home is sandwiched between Billy Graham’s homes. Today, I was present to witness the procession carrying his body from his adult home in Montreat to his childhood one in Charlotte, right past my small town. Right past people old and young, many too young to have known him in his vibrancy. Past people of […]

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