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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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Jim Mason

Today Judy’s daddy went to be with Jesus!  And Jan, who held Jim’s hand for over 60 years had to let go and of it for now.  He was a neat man and I am so glad I had the privilege of knowing him and calling him “family” for many years.  He had a great […]

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Laureen, In honor of your birthday last week and as a gift to one of my favorite gifts, I thought I would tell you how thankful I am for you.  We have been sisters now for over 36 years.  I am grateful for our relationship that has been an encouragement for most of my life. […]

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Merry Christmas 2016

Mohler Memories 2016 (a mild parody of the 12 days of Christmas) Oh! the 1st Mohler memory that this year brings to me: A Chicago Cubs World Series victor y! Oh! the 2nd Mohler memory that this year brings to me: 2 years of marriage for Connor & Emily (Connor is a Youth Pastor in […]

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Sarah Noelle.  It is your birthday this week!  And I wanted to tell you how grateful I am that you are my niece.  I am so proud of you; you are smart and talented and genuine. Even more than that I am grateful that you have chosen to lean into God every day and are […]

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Dear Brian and Susan, Sometimes I am overwhelmed by God’s grace and goodness in my life.  This is one of those moments as I reflect on you both and your role in my life.  I am working on increasing gratitude in my life and one of the ways I am doing so is writing old-fashioned notes […]

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Dear Tammie, I am writing old-school thank you notes this year to express my gratitude.  I am sure this will not be the last note I write to you nor will it be exhaustive, but I wanted to let you know that I love you.  I am so glad that we are related, even if […]

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Dear Debbie and Steve, I am taking this opportunity to let you know how grateful I am that you are in my life.  When we first started attending EvFree I had a really hard time connecting in the service and was really homesick for Christ Church in Illinois. Then we found the Encounter service and your […]

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