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Linda Buxa

Linda Buxa

Linda Buxa is a freelance writer and editor and a regular blogger and contributing writer for Time of Grace. She is the author of Dig In! Family Devotions to Feed Your Faith, Made for Friendship, and Parenting by Prayer. Linda and her husband, Greg, have lived in Alaska, Washington D.C., California, and are now in Wisconsin. They have three pretty great kids who are all taller than she is.

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Life’s Challenges

Refinement by fire

I find the concept of trial-by-comfort pretty appealing. It sounds so much better than the whole trial-by-fire thing, which is a concept I’m not…

Life’s Challenges

Punishment pays for your sin

At Sensō-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, there’s a shrine to Kume no Heinai. An expert swordsman of the 17th century, Kume killed…

Friends & Family

Friendship is hard

It began in kindergarten when every student in my daughter’s class was called “friend.” While the teacher attempted to develop the essential character traits…

Life’s Challenges

When saying “Thanks!” is hard

I got the text while I was at work. “We can’t come,” it read. Oh no. The visit we had been looking forward to…

Living My Faith

Did you hear?

I’m getting better as I get older and wiser, but I have to confess that I used to love sharing gossip. And I loved…

Living My Faith

Use your words to heal

“Shut your mouth; you are so disrespectful.” “Your tiny brain just can’t handle it.” “Come on, guys, let’s start boxing and punching him in…

Living My Faith

Part of the puzzle

Back when my kids were younger, we had a Star Wars lenticular puzzle. Have you seen those? They have a 3-D holographic thing going…

Living My Faith

Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

Who is God?

Hell week

You don’t simply get to be called a Navy SEAL. You have to earn that title—through an almost-incomprehensible amount of training and testing. Most…

Living My Faith

We don’t earn it

When my kids were 18 months, 3, and 4 years old, my husband was trying to get their help on some chores. They weren’t…

Living My Faith

Waiting is the hardest part

A few years ago, my just-waking-up child walked into the kitchen and asked for scrambled eggs. I said no—because the bacon, apple, and cheddar…

Life’s Challenges

Wiping away our tears

In the movie Inside Out, when Riley’s family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, Riley is miserable. The whole point of the movie is…