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November 15, 2018

Today would have been my daughter’s 16th birthday. If things would have been different, we would be driving to the Department of Public Safety and taking an awkward picture for her first driver’s license. We would have been going out to Chuy’s for dinner because surely...

October 16, 2018

Hello, I'm Misti Gil, and I'm a renter.

~Hi, Misti.~

That's right. I'm a middle-aged woman who has been married for 17 years and has a high schooler yet has never owned a home.

Wait. I take that back.

We owned one for 2 whole years. We thought we had finally made it like a...

September 27, 2018

I'm jealous of a toddler. He's playing outside my window at the library with complete and bold abandon. Frocked in his corduroys, black Nikes and fire engine sweatshirt, he's chasing the local ducks over hills and through splashy puddles. And he DOES NOT CARE even one...

September 19, 2018

Follow you?

Trust you?

What does that even mean?

When life is askew

and the future unseen?

When all turns are dark

And shadows assail

Confusion hangs heavy

And faith seems to fail?

It makes more sense

To research and try

To figure it out

Answer all the whys.

Surely God meets me

As I...

June 16, 2018

If you're following my Instagram, you know our family is posted up at a Young Life camp in Colorado named Frontier Ranch. Side note: if you are a high schooler or have a high schooler, make YL camp part of life. You won't regret it. Anyhoo, I'm trying to imbibe every p...

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