Articles written by Jade Cook

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 By Jade Cook    Opinion 

The well-worn path of letting go

I recently enlisted my children to help organize our basement storage area, which houses everything from Christmas decorations and suitcases to sentimental items no one has the... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

Need help? You just have to ask

When the children in our family were going through their toddler years, our uncle would often repeat, "Need help? Just ask!" I thought the idea was to teach our little people to... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

You are braver than you know

This summer while browsing in a used bookstore in Michigan with aisles upon aisles of books stacked floor to ceiling, I stumbled upon a devotional entitled "100 Days to Brave." I'm... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

My mother's healing ritual of tea

My mother immigrated to the United States from England by way of Greece just a few years before I was born. My British heritage meant my childhood was steeped in tea with a splash o... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

I still believe in fairy tales

I recently stumbled into a conversation about faith, my palms sweaty, my heart pounding. We were about to break the unspoken rule of dinner gatherings: no discussion about politics... — Updated 3/8/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

Weathering winter with new perspective

My husband and I have a running annual competition to see who can go the longest without complaining about the winter weather. This year he won swiftly when the blizzard-like... — Updated 1/11/2023

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

I need reminding I am not a firefighter

I don't know when it happened, but at some point a veil of unnecessary urgency settled over things. The school drop-off, the grocery store run, paperwork, laundry, meetings, phone c... — Updated 11/16/2022

 By Jade Cook    Opinion

Seeing ourselves through moms' eyes

I stood in line at the grocery store behind a mother and her two young children. I watched her unload her cart and manage her kids with such serenity and patience that I confess,... — Updated 9/21/2022


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