Author Archives: Taryn Hutchison

10th Birthday Lollapalooza!

July 17, 2018

Let’s have a party! A lollapalooza fit for a ten-year-old! Who is turning ten, you may ask? If you guess my oldest grandchild, you’re right. But there’s more. When Lucy was just a few days old, my own baby–not quite as cute–was born. After many excruciating months of waiting, We Wait You finally saw the […]

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The Best Part of a Trip

June 28, 2018

Many people claim the best part of a trip is coming home. But not me, not until recently. I love the going, the being someplace new. But the coming home? Not so much. Not usually. We’ve just returned (at 3:30 a.m.!) from a trip to the other side of the country. The two days of travel […]

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Accepting the Rain

June 5, 2018

For 19 days in a row, it rained. Daily. I’ve been over it for about 18 days. But now, the sun is smiling and the humidity is low, so I can write about accepting the less than desirable days. My metaphorical rainy season is also tapering off. Three months after Steve’s surgery in a snowstorm […]

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What if Your Church Vanished?

May 17, 2018

The following article, What if your Church Vanished?, was published in my local paper, The News Herald, on April 27. Hundreds of churches are sprinkled across Burke County’s towns and tucked away in its back roads. With all sizes and denominations, there’s something for everyone who’s interested. My church is about to break ground on […]

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When Life Interrupts Your Plans

April 26, 2018

Life is full of interruptions. Every day, you have small, nagging distractions that interfere with whatever you intend to do. It may not be anything major, and it may be short-lived. But these interruptions are constant. And irritating. People who are demanding. Things that waste your time. Machines that break down. You can’t stop these […]

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