Monthly Archives: November 2015

Counting my Blessings

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4-5 (NIV) Thankfulness…where do I begin? As I think about my life this week of Thanksgiving, I realize I am blessed … Continue reading

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A letter to our daughter-in-law

  Dear sweet daughter-in-law, You’re the calm to his crazy…the yellow light to his green. You’re the planner of his perpetual parade. You laugh at his jokes and deflect his teasing with giggles and grace. You are intelligent, athletic, and beautiful…excited … Continue reading

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In Honor of My Daughter on Her 16th Birthday

My daughter always gives me goodnight hugs…goodbye hugs, too. I don’t know what I would do without them. She is a girl who is excited about life, and friends, and school…the joy in her soul bubbles over as an ever-present smile … Continue reading

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How to Have Peace in an Uncertain World

From the beheading of Christians on our TV screens, to the bombing of innocent people from Boston to Paris by terrorist suicide bombers, not a day goes by that we are not confronted with horrific events that lead us to fear … Continue reading

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Why Church?

Families today “do church” in a variety of ways. Some attend traditional churches while others meet in small home group settings. Still others worship with just their nuclear families in their own home in what has come to be known as the … Continue reading

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