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We Are Family

 (Photo credit: Tracy Kaye Photography. Paintings by Syrian refugee children) Through a God guided set of circumstances and connections, Tracy and I are privileged to be able to interview four Syrian families tomorrow for a video we are putting together. … Continue reading

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The Grace of Grandmas

 It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.      –Christopher Morley My poor mom has been suffering with sickness since Christmas day. She is still too sick to go out, so we have … Continue reading

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On Creating New Vocabulary

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” ― Mother Teresa Why is it I always find myself in the midst of busyness? Even on vacation sometimes I find myself rushing to pack … Continue reading

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Trade Offs

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” –William Faulkner When I was pregnant with my second son, I started “nesting” right from the beginning of the pregnancy. I cooked meals from … Continue reading

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Helovesme Helovesmemore

I was reading through the notes on my phone and came across a couple little gems I had written down so as not to forget them. I can’t remember if I posted them or not. The whole gist of the … Continue reading

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Lights and Shadows

Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Now

“Earth’s crammed with heaven… But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” –Elizabeth Barrett Browning Rushing seems to be a way of life. No matter how well I try to plan, I seem to be running late or running … Continue reading

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Sister Love

“Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.” –Lemony Snicket Ev began his week merping about his sister. One morning he came down the stairs complaining loudly. I usually can tell Ev is about to go on … Continue reading

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One Wild And Precious Life

Some of the most memorable times I’ve enjoyed as a mother have been during precious one on one time with the kids. Of course when my family was young and growing, one on one time was a rare treasure. But … Continue reading

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Every Life Matters

“Lord, we weep with those who weep and refuse to be consoled. May our tears mix with yours in a river of justice, flowing down like mighty waters, transforming the world that is into one that ought to be. Amen.” … Continue reading

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