Nearly Losing Faith

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“Effort” said the fourteen-year-old. It is the one-word response I get from my teen when I suggest some idea or adventure. In six letters, he means to tell me that it is too involving, requires some uphill climb, changes in his lifestyle…so, no thanks, mom (any other parent of teens know this one-word phenomenon, admittedly a step up from ‘the grunt’?).

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