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Adoption

Our family has an unusual dynamic in the area of adoption. We have an adopted son. My brothers both have adopted sons. My brother-in-law has two adopted daughters. All of these adopted children were raised as if they had been…

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Unlikely Choices

Life is full of choices. Sometimes it’s obvious what the right choice is. We call it a “no-brainer.” Sometimes there’s no right or wrong choice. It’s difficult, but we rely on God to help us make the wisest choice. Sometimes…

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God Is

I was awake for a couple of hours in the night. So I kept my mind occupied by thinking of all the things God is. He is an ANCHOR for the drifter (Hebrews 6:19). He is a BANNER for the…

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Prepared

When I was a young girl I belonged to the Girl Scouts. It was fun and I learned a lot. The motto was drilled into us and I still remember it well: BE PREPARED. We have to prepare for a…

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Completion

Doesn’t it give you a good feeling to complete a project or a task? There’s satisfaction in finishing something, especially if it turns out well. I enjoy preparing a special meal or writing a poem or reading a good book…

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Father’s Day

Today, as I am writing, we are wrapping up another Father’s Day. It has been a good day at church and with family. I’ve enjoyed being with my husband and son, who are both good fathers. Over the last few…

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Tragedy or Triumph?

I recently read the authorized biography of Elisabeth Elliot, Becoming Elisabeth Elliot,  by Ellen Vaughn. Elisabeth was the widow of Jim Elliot, one of the five missionaries slaughtered by the Auca (or Waodani) Indians in Ecuador back in the 1950s.…

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Archives

In my last blog (“Hugs”) I dove into the archives of our family’s recordings. A song was featured from our first recording back in the late 60s. I’m so grateful for my friend, Scott, who has preserved all of our…

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Hugs

If we are with someone who has just received bad news or is struggling with a difficult situation, the natural thing to do is give them a hug. Well, at least that was true until the pandemic outlawed personal contact.…

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Longing

Have you ever longed for something? I don’t mean just wishing, but a desperate longing. My sister-in-law is a grandma to two beautiful girls whom she hasn’t been able to see for over a year now due to covid. She…

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