Voices
Valerie Schultz is a freelance writer, a columnist for The Bakersfield Californian and the author of Overdue: A Dewey Decimal System of Grace. She and her husband Randy have four daughters.
In All Things
Valerie SchultzSeptember 08, 2016
We who write about God are probably least helpful when we think we are most profound.
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Valerie SchultzJune 21, 2016
The God of second chances is a strong figure in prison.
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Valerie SchultzMay 31, 2016
The rich young man is the only person in the Gospels who does not heed a direct call from Jesus.
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Valerie SchultzMay 06, 2016
With the recent death of my mother, I feel more vulnerable to the threats and pitfalls of the world.
The Risen Christ is depicted in the painting "Resurrection" by 15th-century Italian master Andrea Mantegna (CNS/Bridgeman Images).
In All Things
Valerie SchultzMarch 27, 2016
We rise in many small ways as we travel our unique road of life.
David Bowie in Chicago during the 2002 Heathen Tour (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
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Valerie SchultzJanuary 12, 2016
After many years, I found that I actually had a fondness for Bowie songs, because they made me think of my husband.
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Valerie SchultzJanuary 03, 2016
Would I lie for my child if it would keep her out of prison? Would I flee with my kid to another country?
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Valerie SchultzDecember 14, 2015
I felt oddly and uncharacteristically vulnerable when I realized that my daughters had given up a free weekend in their own lives to check in on their mom.
'Annunciation,' by Fra Angelico, 1450
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Valerie SchultzDecember 07, 2015
As we lovingly stumble through another Advent season, we might remember the most important “yes” of all, the answer of a young Jewish girl named Mary.
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Valerie SchultzNovember 02, 2015
We’d all like to cheat time’s passage, but all we have is today. This blessed day. A reflection for All Souls Day.