Category Archives: Family

A Story of Babies and Dogs and Love

This is a story of babies and dogs and love.  Let me explain. At 9:21 pm two evenings ago our son and daughter-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Because they’d been at the hospital since early morning, our daughter Bethany who … Continue reading

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What’s the big take-away?

This past weekend Peter and I attended a beautiful memorial service for a friend and peer whose life was invaded by cancer. It’s the third such event we’ve been to in the last year. When anyone, but especially when someone in my circle … Continue reading

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On becoming a Sexagenarian

Tomorrow I will become a sexagenarian.  I will be turning 60 years old.  I can hardly believe it! Six decades of living … six zero … six times ten. Put another way it means I have turned 20 three times; or … Continue reading

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“The times, they are a’changin …”

I have always been a sensitive and somewhat sentimental person. They say that natural tendencies become more pronounced with age. I wonder if that’s what’s going on with me. Tonight I feel thoughtful, and yes, sentimental. I am happy/sad because … Continue reading

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Tribute to a friend

Days like today and news like this makes one stop and think and take stock. Seriously. This morning we heard that a dear friend of ours left this life and went to be with Jesus. My husband, Peter, had been … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Song

My eldest son, Joe, married the love of his life and his best friend last weekend.  What a beautiful and heart-felt service! When two people in love exchange their pledges of life-long faithfulness with tear-filled eyes and voices broken with … Continue reading

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Firsts and Lasts

Life is full of “firsts” and “lasts”. Our existence consists of beginnings and endings. More often than not these times are interwoven, running into each other, blending together. Sometimes it’s hard to know where a beginning begins, and an ending … Continue reading

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The Honest Truth

I love my grandchildren. They bring great delight to my heart. They make me laugh and help me to appreciate again the simple things of life. I learn so much from them. Just recently I was able to spend a … Continue reading

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Butterfly Kisses

Yesterday my attention was captured by a young daddy and his beautiful little girl.  This papa held his daughter, who was probably about a year old, so tenderly it seemed to me a picture of holy love.  He had eyes … Continue reading

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Blessed by a Barbeque

Yesterday Peter and I  were involved in a neighborhood party sponsored by the Life Group that we’re part of at our church. A number of us gathered to provide a free barbeque, friendly conversation and a front yard soccer game … Continue reading

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