You Are My Favorite Child!

On each of their birthdays, I address their cards “To My Favorite Child.” When they were younger, it was easy to call “The Boy” (our affectionate name for Eli) our favorite son, as he was the only one. Trailing him, however, were four daughters who all wanted to be the favorite, as well. As they …

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Thoughts For the New Year

I wrote the Christmas card and tucked the gift card inside. Then I wrote her name on the envelope and attached a string through a tiny hole. Dear “Friend”, This is a gift with a string attached. Should you choose to play along with me, this gift card can only be used at a time …

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Advent

Advent, my favorite time of year. I love to sit every morning in front of our tree, the ornaments reminding me of days gone by, many made by my grown children’s little hands of years ago. A cozy blanket wraps me in warmth and reminds me of His comforting love. The quietness and stillness slows …

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Someday

  For most of you, today was Saturday. But for me, it was Someday. I left work in DC and what should have taken me 3.5 hours to get home took me 7 hours. Because it was Someday. I’d taken the back roads home before and as I passed little antique shops in tiny towns, I …

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Listening Well

We’d heard about each other and finally had a few quick minutes to actually meet. She introduced herself and told me about her husband and children. She was so excited and continued to share a bit about her background, where she was from, how long they’d lived in the area, some friends she’d recently met …

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