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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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Blessed

I am being blessed in this latest trial of my husband’s illness and hospital stay. Can you imagine anyone saying that? Or actually meaning it? But I am quite serious- I really am being blessed! Consider it pure joy, my brothers … Continue reading

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1John 4:16

Mentally exhausted from a full week of care-giving, I went to a women’s Biblestudy today. I usually host at my house, but with so much on my plate, my friends decided to change things up and try a new 6 … 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 into dementia and my mother’s frailty seems more acute. My close friend is suffering the terrible side effects of radiation. And there has been family … Continue reading

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Where You Don't Want to Go

Last week I woke to the distinct impression of God telling me He was taking me where, “you don’t want to go.” What a strange and unsettling thing to hear. I wondered deeply about it. Feeling like I’d been here before… … Continue reading

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Quite a Tale

Today, I found myself explaining to an old friend (I hadn’t seen in 10 years) who the tall brunette guy was in our family photo… It never fails, the next question is always, “Where did he come from; how did … Continue reading

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Breaking The Mold

Our world seemed fairly easy during the early days of child-rearing. I planned everything! I was in control of school and schedules. Then life happened and that mold was broken. Not what we had counted on. What was happening? Why … Continue reading

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Eat To Live

I mentioned back in December about being diagnosed with Scleritis, an inflammatory  eye decease.  After 2 months on steroids, it seemed to clear up the issue. But what a price to pay! Fine hairs grew on my face, I developed … Continue reading

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