Family

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Sean jumped in the car after school today, threw a paper in my direction, and said “Read this!” I glanced over the newsletter and saw the announcement of a new school-wide project.  As he buckled in, he announced that we needed to go home and find shoes that we don’t need or that don’t fit […]

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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It is snowing again. It is ironic how, at the beginning of winter, snow makes me feel good.  I remember all the fun things from my childhood: sledding, snow forts, catching the first flakes on my tongue.  The stark, bare trees and the forlorn drifts of lifeless autumnal leaves are covered over by a pristine […]

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Everything we see, everything we hear, everything we feel ~ it can all tell us that it’s time to quit trying, to give up our dream and our calling, to give into despair. Sometimes, it would be easier to slide right into believing all of these things that are right in front of us.  It […]

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Dawn

I often wonder while living my life ~ this ordinary life ~ do I, or even can I, fully worship, love, and obey in truth my God and Father, the One who dwells on a plane I can’t with the frailty of my human thoughts, begin to comprehend?  I can only reach out with my […]

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I was charmed recently to observe a young teen couple who obviously liked one another, but who were terrified that the other might recognize their interest.  They verbally danced an intricate dance of advance and retreat.  I wished them well; I recognized the dance. Being a young teen is emotional chaos.  As you begin to […]

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