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Christmas Cards

Christmas cards hold a magic I find impossible to resist. Like most holiday traditions, the process is sacred, and, thus, it must unfold the same way each year.  In late November I will buy boxes of cards, stamps, and order … Continue reading

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Advent and the Nature of Hope

  I love Advent. I love everything about this time of grace.  It is a thought-provoking, layered season when a family remembers that it is holy, or at the very least, wants to be. The night of Christ’s birth holds … Continue reading

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The Whistle

A Father’s Day Tribute!  Love you, Dad~ The Whistle My dad is one of those people who can place two fingers into his mouth and blast out a whistle that can stop a train.  It was our family’s signature “get your … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Son Upon Graduation

A letter to my son upon his high school graduation. So proud of him! Dear Matthew, Love is not easy to put into words, especially a mother’s love, the depth of which is unfathomable. When I look at you now, … Continue reading

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Let Your Children Glow

Many families hesitate at the thought of extended travel with middle-school and teen-aged children.  In our overscheduled and often frenetic culture, it may be the most powerful gift you can give them.  Emotional and spiritual growth of emerging teens are … Continue reading

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The Garage Sale

This was the first and last time that I would be traveling three thousand miles for a garage sale.  My parents had finally sold our family home of thirty two years and wondered if, perhaps, we could come home and … Continue reading

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