Category Archives: Family

A Lesson in the Leaves

My son and I went on a Fall walk today and tried to find as many of God’s colors in the leaves as we could. Every leaf a different shape, a different color. Some turn from the outside in and … Continue reading

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Raising a Warrior

I recognized the panicked shriek the moment I was startled awake. When my eyes opened, my 2-year old was standing at the side of my bed, arms out, eyes filled with tears. I thought a brief cuddle was all he … Continue reading

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Maybe That’s Enough Joy

I caught myself staring across the street at the neighbor’s this afternoon. They have two teenagers—one girl, one boy. Nice family. The boy has even shoveled my driveway in the past, despite the fact I have called him by the … Continue reading

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Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

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Five Lessons for my Sons

To my Sons: Life is Funny. Let God romance you throughout your life. Take advantage of every moment you find yourself smiling at the irony of life, always remembering that God’s hand played a role. He blesses you with many … Continue reading

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His Will. My Will.

My lips so often say, “Lord, Your will be done.” It is my heart, however, that rebels and screams, “My will. My time. My plan.” I struggle to synchronize my lips and my heart. I know what I should want … Continue reading

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To my First-Born

We have had 20 months together. Just me and you… and sometimes dad, of course. In the short 20 months you have been my son, you have taught me more than I learned in the 25 years I had before … Continue reading

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