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So I finally found a copy of a letter I wrote to myself quite a long time ago. Now I am 60 so it is interesting to compare how life IS versus what I imagined and hoped it would be. Dear 60 year old Miriam (2019), If you are reading this, you have managed to […]

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Emily! How is it possible that you are 27 years old?! You are a game-changer, mother-maker, jazz singer. worship leader. big sister, art lover. shoe painter. talented, Disney lover, Christ follower, daddy’s girl, kind friend, and my only daughter. There are not enough words to express who you are and how much I love you. […]

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So in the seventies I met this amazing woman who would become the wife of Jim’s best friend and then she became my best friend! The 4 of us became family, in the best way possible, as we have traveled together, shared meals, raised kids, cried and laughed in a million ways. And I hope […]

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Never a Shadow

Today is Ground Hog Day. It is also Tim Hummel’s Birthday and the Appleton’s Anniversary. Emily Beth Elwood was born this morning, And on the high church calendar it is Candlemas Day. Most of the time Punxatawny Phil is wrong in his prediction about the weather and the seasons changing. But I had a thought […]

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So my son likes rap and instead of a note or card, this year I did a rap. A Wrapped up Rap for Clay Here’s EXTRA just for you Tryna wish you a GOAT 22 It may not be tight yet fire true Still gonna drop it I’m makin’ it legit Clayton is my homeboy […]

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Valentine’s Day Thought

“What do you do for Valentine’s day?”  This question comes up every year, as do the other holiday traditions that well meaning people ask every year. Traditions change for the empty nester, as they do when your life partner dies, but Valentine’s Day is a bit different.  People don’t like to hear the words”Nothing” and […]

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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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Mohler Thanksgiving 2017

This is instead of a Christmas Card!

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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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Every year of our married life Jim and I had the discipline of writing down the things we are thankful for every November.  Since meeting with Colleen for the past few months I decided to commit to memory her Alphabet list of Bible Verses this month.  I did adapt a few of the verses from […]

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