Category Archives: Children

Beauty and the Beast

“Theres a big black dog in my kitchen!” I said on more than one occasion after we moved to this house. I was alarmed at first, but soon made friends with our neighbor’s black German Shepherd that squeezed through the … Continue reading

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Strange Treasure

November 2020, nearly the end of the weirdest year I’ve lived through so far. There have been more tragic ones… more personally daunting ones… more anxiety-filled for sure. But this last 9 months has been epic in that the world … Continue reading

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Brazilian love

In my heart I journey south… way south. 10,000 miles, to a country with children I love. Over the years: 6 through Compassion International and countless others with Hope Unlimited. Beautifully tan and dark headed, their eyes look at me … Continue reading

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That was then, this is now

2020 What a strange time. We are home, quarantined, together. Eight of us in the same house. It’s not like we haven’t lived together for so many years, but this is different. Two are home from college – apartment contents … Continue reading

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Maybe it would be different…

Had I not lost my 1st baby and 4th baby and 7th baby to miscarriage, Had we not been given the gift of another son who overcame his past and grew and flourished and succeeded, Had I not stood by … Continue reading

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In the shadow

Things are in an uproar all over the world. 2020 started out fairly normal, but sure changed fast. I went from being concerned with how the pets were relating in our house – to the life and safety of each … Continue reading

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A word I don’t like.

Cancer. Yuck. I heard it growing up regarding my grandfather. I was about 9. Not long after, I heard it again: my uncle, my grandmother, my two older sisters. It frightened me. The biggest shock came in 2010 when my … Continue reading

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Love, just to love

I fell in love with this handsome college guy one Easter morning. I met him and wanted to know him through and through. I wanted to talk to him, stay with him, never leave him. It was all rather shocking … Continue reading

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Hidden in the cleft

Exodus 33:13 ”Now if I have found favor in Your sight, show me Your way, that I may know You, that I may continue to find favor in Your sight. And see that these people are Your people.” Over the … Continue reading

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Gifts from God

To me, every day is gift from God. Every morning I wake up and every quiet-time I get to spend with Him. Every flower that blooms I count from Him. Every moment with my husband. Each child He has graciously … Continue reading

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