Author Archives: andreastiles

For His Name’s Sake

First of all, I’m rising from rest to write what is pressing to be shared. I woke before the sun not feeling well and have battled this bug all day, but far more troubling than this physical distress is a … Continue reading

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This Fine Line

When I look back honestly over the course of my life and reflect on the changes in my thinking, I’m sometimes overwhelmed by it, sometimes ashamed of where I’ve been, and cautious over what I think and say now as … Continue reading

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Challenges: Even timing is no accident

An unexpected visitor came by my office this morning having no idea what was brewing inside me asĀ I drove in to work this morning. As I listened, my visitorĀ mentioned an encouraging scripture he had recently shared with someone else and … Continue reading

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Questions

We dug out some old home movies from Noah’s first three years last night and watched with much laughter and joy. Having had them tucked away all these years, it was quite amusing to Noah. He watched his baby self … Continue reading

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I was “that kid.”

After hearing from Noah yesterday afternoon that a former classmate said to him in front of a group of peers, “you are home schooled now because you aren’t smart enough to be at school.” Well, I just about blew a … Continue reading

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Listening…for us Mamas

This mothering, teaching, being a wife and friend requires much careful listening. Listening to hear, to understand, and to connect is effortful. It’s time-consuming. It’s necessary. When in graduate school, I took a class taught by Dr. Robert Kegan. He … Continue reading

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PTSD

In some ways, it’s been a long summer. Big decisions were made that needed to be made but that came at somewhat of a surprise. So we are processing the changes and what has brought us to this point. I’ve … Continue reading

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