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Thanksgiving at my Brother’s house: On the day of Thanksgiving my family was blessed: with a 25 pound turkey 2 many cooks 3 kinds of pie 4 blended households 5 bearded men 6 grandkids present 7 coffee drinkers 8 sparkling ciders 9 side dishes 10 college graduates 11 thousand blessings 12 music lovers I love […]

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The End of an Era

16 years and countless hours on a soccer field, dozens of pairs of cleats, shinguards and uniforms; lots of laundry, sunscreen and gas, and now it is all in the rearview mirror.  Clayton has played his last soccer game.  Oh, I am quite sure that there will be more games and soccer play in his […]

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62 years old in earth time! I miss you every day! 7 years since he went to heaven. 2555 days. 61320 hours.3,679,200 minutes. Nothing in our lives is the same since he left except our love for him as a husband and father. I am not sure how time or events or anything else is […]

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Breathing Room!

I spoke at a parenting seminar on busyness.  Here is the outline I passed out. Thrive: Busyness and Family   B Busyness is Basic Matt. 6:31-34 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father […]

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Happy 25th Birthday to my Punny and random girl!  I kept debating what to say or do for your “card” this year and this is what you get: What goes up and never comes down? Your age! If you want a Cinderella birthday party I can invite all your friends over to clean up for […]

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RIP Dinah

So we had this cat.  We got her in 1998 when she was a kitten and the kids were little.  We named her Dinah after Alice in Wonderland’s cat. Dinah was mostly Emily’s cat.  She loved to cuddle and sleep with us.  She had a season of not being nice and we often told her […]

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So last week Sarah Noelle, my sister’s daughter, went on a vacation to Europe where her long time boyfriend romantically proposed in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower. It hardly seems possible that she is old enough to get married; it seems like only yesterday she was playing with American Girl dolls and having […]

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Mother’s Day 2017

So I went to church and then Clayton and I went to see Grandma for Mother’s day!  We wandered around Roger’s Gardens.         After work, Emily and Connor met us for Dinner.   Mom, I just don’t understand the soap from a casino!  Odd, even from you!

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Dear Connor and Emily,   The Lord intended for us to remember! He set up holidays and celebrations to become traditions because he knows how forgetful we are. Even the 5th commandment to remember the Sabbath is an opportunity, not for us to amuse (which literally means to not ponder) ourselves but to refresh and […]

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JCM

My best friend has said goodbye to both of her parents.  They are part of the great cloud of witnesses.  They have shaped my life as well as their 5 children, 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandkids and 2 great-great grandkids.  I cannot remember many childhood memories without this family.  They went to my church, gave me my first […]

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