Tag Archives: Children

Live Life and Love

Imagine that your spouse or someone dear to you has died, and you worry whether that person knew you loved them.  My Dad told me that he knew several people who were eaten up by that worry after someone had … Continue reading

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Drawings, Cards, Thanks and More

Some days, almost every day that I don’t have a scheduling conflict, I write thank-you letters. I write letters or notes to people who made memorial gifts in my husband’s honor and to people who have taken time out of … Continue reading

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Imposition of Ashes

Bangs held back with a blue barrette your seven-year-old forehead has the ashes of the cross brought home from school. Still wearing school jumper blue knee socks fallen down you leave with me for worship. The night has turned colder … Continue reading

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Freedom Is Not Free

July 4, 2019 About 18 months ago I asked my Facebook friends and family how many were themselves a veteran or active duty member of the military and how many had family members who were. Of the seventeen people who … Continue reading

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Finding a Church Home: What We Looked For, What We Saw, Why We Landed Where We Did

Disclaimer: You may not be at all religious. I don’t care. I don’t know that I am religious in predictable ways, but I do believe that there are no atheists in fox holes. When your boat is sinking you pray … Continue reading

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A Gift with Some Memories

The other day a friend from our former church in Arizona posted this on Facebook: “Name one thing that you learned from your father.” As I regularly don’t follow directions, I wrote two things, but they were woefully inadequate. Then … Continue reading

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Seasons of Life: Waiting for Babies

There are many seasons in life. This post is about just one season in my life, long ago when I was eagerly and then desperately waiting for babies. It is dedicated to the young people who are now in the … Continue reading

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Living Life

My Dad used to tell me stories about several people he knew who, while grieving the loss of their spouse, were worried that they hadn’t told them recently, or often enough, how much they loved them. My Dad and Mom … Continue reading

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Learning to Keep My Mouth Shut – Asking Your Advice

My confession: I am a reformed horrible speller and still struggle with grammar and syntax. I have improved a great deal, but I am still very conscious of those liabilities. I have worked hard over the years to overcome those … Continue reading

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A Delightful Interruption

Like many people, my husband and I have had a lot on our plates lately. Tax papers to get in order, our freezer’s ice maker going on the fritz and turning our kitchen floor into a puddle, a painful tooth … Continue reading

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