• Not Dropped Upside Down

    This week, I have that caterpillar-in-a-cocoon feeling again, where I just want to pull the blanket of my family close about me. What I thought was a pulled muscle – for a whole year –  from exercising...

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  • Why Unconditional Love Rules

    A few years ago, my mother’s heart was stretched, torn and worn in a teen challenge. Teen Challenges are a journey, both to the teen and the parent, a faith journey, an unconditional love journey. I created...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Prayers Come Home

    A prayer is a journey released. I believe That when you pray for other people, that prayer goes on a journey, And like all journeys, come back home. Prayer returned home. Come back home in the manner...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Father’s Day for the Fatherless

    Father’s Day is bittersweet for me. I rejoice that my son’s have the father I never did – and I realize more keenly what I missed and wonder what I would have been like had I a...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Hope and a Butterfuly Bush

    In March, we transplanted one butterfly bush that turned into two, one beautiful blue hydrangea, a knock-out rose bush – not to mention a trunk full of thinned out gifts from my aunt: yellow, white, purple, yellow...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Blessings Outside In

    A stomach bug has been creeping around our house. The blessings, in their usual places, don’t comfort me. The yard cardinals, my growing-tall zinnias, my burning bushes, the squirrels on the sidewalk to my office – even...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • A Roots Inheritance

    Fluffy baby chicks. Not just for holding. For snuggling against cheeks. Fluffy baby chicks symbolize God’s amazing provision, at least in my family history. Those baby chicks symbolized inheritance, stored up through a faith and hope kind...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Unconditional Love: Rule #19

    A year ago when I wrote this post, a son went from cap-and-gown to boots-and-uniforms. My prayers went where I could not. They still do. Parenting is a faith journey. Sometimes it is a hard faith journey...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Delayed Adulthood Devastates Our Sons

    I remember the reporting for the Columbine shooting, media personalities referring to high school students as children. They tried the same thing with the Virginia Tech shooting, referring to college students as children, but I guess when...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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