Crossing the Line

Compliant children very seldom cross the boundaries set by parents. Stubborn children may react and cross the line — with much regret. A strong-​​​​willed child will not stay behind the line simply to please you. The key for the parent of any child is consistent, […]

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Slow Down

Not too long ago we experienced a power outage when a thunderstorm raged through our area. The electricity went out at 6 p.m. and didn’t go back on until the morning. My husband and I lit candles and talked. We read a little and went […]

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Hannah’s Broken Heart

Hannah. A woman well acquainted with waiting. She had the love of her husband. She had a double portion. But, she did not have a child. For her, she could gain the whole world but her heart would still lay in pieces on […]

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If I Can Just Touch His Robe

I absolutely cannot comprehend the thought that only one year ago this month I was receiving my first of 4 chemotherapy treatments for my diagnosis of NHL; my “incurable” form of cancer; found by “surprise.” And now, one year later, a new head of […]

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Mighty is Our God

In the past couple of years, I have been paying attention to whenever God brings up the topic of strength, strong or mighty.  It seems like God is hitting me from all sides on this topic. (The “hitting” pun is intended here!) […]

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The Myth of the Perfect Mom

Are you the perfect parent? How would you describe the perfect mom or dad? Is it the one who juggles a gazillion responsibilities — from running kid’s to their activities, to volunteering at school, to driving on all the field trips? Is it the […]

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