Category Archives: Marriage

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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Gifts from God

To me, every flower in my yard is a gift from God – like bouquets from my dancing years He personally wakes me, whispering my name. I know He has new treasures waiting as I hurry to open my bible … Continue reading

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What I got wrong.

That we needed to be perfect parents 🙏🏼 That if we did all the prescribed things, the kids would just fall in line 😂 That prayer was just for me🙏🏼 That Christmas was all about presents🎁 That coffee was just … Continue reading

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Armored Up!

When I became a Christian, my mom taught me about God’s Armor (Ephesians 6:20-19). She told me to put in on in-prayer EVERY day, and so I have… and I cover all those I love as well 🙂 HELMET of … Continue reading

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Free to Enjoy!

Fasting weekly (from Thursday at 4 to Friday at 4) for the last 4 months has brought some great revelations and insights. What my friend Bobbi and I call these, Freedom Friday‘s because by Friday, God consistently has brought us a … Continue reading

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Serving Together

It’s been a few years now since our “big move” in 2014. Life changed overnight when we put our home of 15 years 💔 on the market to live with and care for my parents until they went to be … Continue reading

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Not just for me

I kept a book close at hand in 2010, Pearls of Great Price by Joni Erickson Tada. A quadriplegic woman who’s lived in a wheelchair as long as I’ve been alive. The wisdom from her experiences are rich treasures. Her devotionals … Continue reading

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No more stuff, please

The older David and I get, the fewer things we want. We stopped giving each other gifts (birthday, anniversary, Christmas) more than 10 years ago. Instead we enjoy experiences -like travel! We asked our children in 2008 if they would … Continue reading

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Aging gracefully

Aging gracefully… well that’s the idea at least. I suppose it means –gently, but I mean it “with lots of humor and thankfulness.” Time is moving fast. I’ve become grateful every morning simply for another day, another year, another chance … Continue reading

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