Please Don’t Offend Me

Easter is fast approaching. My oldest daughter and her husband are going to spend the holiday with us, bringing our other college daughter in tow… or maybe it is she who is towing them along… you never can tell. It is a delight to have grown children who want to come home. I am looking […]

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No Greater Love

Every year, after the summer months of crazy camp schedules, our family takes some down time. We go camping! (Makes sense, right?) Oh, we go to a state or national forest, away from our own camp, phone calls and messages. We just spend time being together, playing games, hiking, biking, fishing, and whatever else is […]

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When Heaven Cries

My husband called me on his lunch hour today. No particular reason, though I think he was just checking on me. The tears have been coming easily and there are moments I feel like the world is in the toilet even though I am blessed. Really. In my quiet moments with the Lord, He has […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23; Day 12

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We have learned so much about the habits of sheep: how they need to be kept safe and free of fear, well fed, free of parasites and annoyances, and other disturbances like rivalry within the flock. Otherwise, they cannot even lie down to rest. […]

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Have You Seen My Child? Lost and Found

I was preparing to head out the door. It was time to meet the co-op truck across town. They only come once a month and my order was pre-paid. I looked around the children in the living room. “Where’s Melody?” I asked my daughter Ella. At 15, Ella is often the one to swing our […]

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