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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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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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Not just for me

I kept a book close at hand in 2010, Pearls of Great Price. A devotional by Joni Erickson Tada a quadriplegic woman who has lived in a wheelchair as many years as I’ve been alive!😱 Her story “Joni” is quite … Continue reading

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Always an Addict?

I have an amazing friend who’s battled stage 4 cancer for 6 years!  Even when all her tumors shrunk in size and most disappeared, she was still called “Stage 4.” One time I got my nerve up and asked her, “Don’t they … Continue reading

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Blessed

I am blessed by this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or really meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really feel blessed. James says to “count it all joy” … Continue reading

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Keys

Our first moving day is finally here… Keys will be in hand soon and we can begin this new adventure… It feels like it’s been a long process getting here; deciding it was time. My parents decline began back in … Continue reading

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1John 4:16

1John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love… Mentally exhausted from my week of caring for my parents, I went to a new women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host a … Continue reading

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God is Bigger Still

These last 2 weeks have seemed particularly emotional ones. My father’s mind is slipping deeper and deeper into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. A close precious friend is suffering the terrible side effects of throat radiation (!) … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

The other morning I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was going to take me where I “don’t want to go.” What a strange thing to feel like God was saying. I wondered why I would … Continue reading

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Quite a Tale

Once again today, I found myself explaining to an old friend (that I hadn’t seen some 10+ years) who the big brunette guy is in our family photo of blondies. It never fails, the next question following is, “Well, where … Continue reading

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