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That was then, this is now

Now… 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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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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When the “what if” happens

What if my loved one gets a terminal illness? What if I’m injured at a critical moment? What if my child becomes an addict… or goes to jail? Utterly fails? What if my child tells they are gay or not … Continue reading

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Warriors in Tiaras

Do you pray continually for your children? Of course you do! As moms, we carried them, birthed them and kept them: fed, rested, safe. Our hearts are naturally tied to them. We know them- strengths and weaknesses. That’s why we … Continue reading

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Last of Innocence

I am so blessed to “teach” 3rd graders at Sunday school. I put that in quotes because it’s not really school and I’m not a teacher -it’s more like listening and sharing with little people. Large group with the other … Continue reading

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They are His

““So don’t be afraid: I’m with you. I’ll round up all your scattered children, pull them in from east and west. I’ll send orders north and south:                           … Continue reading

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Carried Along

The other morning I froze in my tracks while gathering the trash cans. Coming across the street not 15 feet away was a long sleek momma otter with her baby in her mouth! It had been pouring rain for days … Continue reading

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Breathing Room

Like each previous school year, our house churns and swirls with new schedules and plans for 7 individuals. Its exciting and a tad chaotic, but oh, how I love these people I do life with. With 1 totally on his … Continue reading

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Blessing Your Child

I come from a southern family: 5 generations of my mother’s side were born and raised in Atlanta. Can you say “Daaawlin?” My poor dad didn’t stand a change living anywhere else. According to my maternal grandmother, his loyalties were … Continue reading

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