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Thanksgiving

I realized recently that I have become so single-minded on what is upside down in my life, that I fail to see the little blessings that God gives me everyday – such as a wonderful husband and so much more. I am thankful my husband has been given to me as a gift for the past thirty-three years.  […]

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Proud of My Husband

There was a very encouraging post Wednesday, August 5, 2009 about my husband on Mitch Temple’s (Focus on the Family) blog. http://mitchtemple.ning.com/profiles/blogs/marriage-its-not-just-a

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Family Travel 2

As you know from my last post, I attended a family reunion this past weekend.  Fourteen hours on the road to North Carolina was challenging with frequent potty stops for four grandchildren, a few bouts of car sickness, and maneuvering the mountains in the pouring rain as the sun was setting.  Part of the weekend […]

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Family Travel

Next week I am traveling to North Carolina for a family reunion.  I believe it will be a boat load of fun to caravan with our two daughters, their husbands, and four grandchildren for 12 hours and 750 miles.   My husband says I am delusional.  I’m not delusional – I’m optimistic. I expect the long road […]

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Why?

It’s been a difficult week to sit down at the computer and write anything that would make sense.  The two words that keep replaying themselves in my mind are, “how” and “why”? This past Monday, my husband and I heard the horrifying news that two little boys we knew (Duncan and Jack Leichtenberg) were killed […]

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A New Year

I have been working on the same resolution for the past three years.   To grow in my relationship with God.  This may seem like an impossible resolution, but it has been easier than I thought it would be. A little effort has gone a long way. At first, I added a number of things to […]

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Not The Christmas Day We Expected

Christmas Eve was a beautiful evening with church services and time spent with our daughters, their husbands, and our four rambunctious grandchildren.  The children played and played with their toys.  The five-year old provided us with a Christmas rock concert using his new play electric guitar and headset.  It was the right kind of toy […]

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Contemplating Christmas

Philippians 2:7 (NIV) but made himself nothing,       taking the very nature[b] of a servant,           being made in human likeness.   The Message translates the same verse as follows: Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

I pray for safe travel for you and your families; time for reflection and giving thanks, and lower than normal family stress. May you have a truly blessed Thanksgiving. This year has been filled with health and financial challenges for many families, and unfortunately, as we look to the New Year, we seem to be […]

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Vote, Vote, Vote

I wish to encourage my readers to get out and vote tomorrow. We are given a tremendous gift and opportunity in The United States that so many of our brothers and sisters in Christ do not share around the world. It is a freedom to not take for granted. I have spent more time in […]

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