Listen To Their Story

We ended up sitting in the front row (we like to think it was first class, but in reality, it was just the first row) on our flight home last week. My daughter sat by the window and I was sandwiched in between her and a gentleman to my left. After the flight took off …

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Bloom Where You’re Planted!

Jeremiah 29.4-7 The Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, sends this message to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens and eat the food you produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them and have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! …

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Parenting Isn’t For Control Freaks

“Those were the days, my friend, I thought they’d never end…” I looked forward to when my children were a little bit older, and parenting would be a little bit easier. When I wouldn’t spend my days agonizing over the “now realized” tiny decisions in their simple lives. When I could trust them to make …

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Shortcuts

I would have been on time if the traffic lights and the fellow travelers would have shown me favor at every bend of the road. When I came upon a pending yellow light, I quickly decided to take a shortcut. Through the parking lot of the corner convenience store I darted. By the time I …

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