Know the Source

  We allow our youngest son to draw and color in church.  Sometimes he impresses us with drawings derived from the lessons in his Sunday School class that week.  Other times he draws sweet pictures of our family.  Most often lately, he will draw some random collection of super heroes.  Sunday, he showed me this […]

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You Are Sought After

  Have you ever been, pursued, looked for, sought after?   I met my now husband in 2001 in Korea where we were both staff officers assigned to the same unit. We didn’t date there, but when he left there a month before I did in April 2002, we knew we wanted to keep in […]

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Are You Cultivating Compassion or Breeding Bitterness?

Ordinarily, I am not a very compassionate mother when it comes to missing school. My boys know the rules are the same ones my Mom used to judge whether or not my sister and I would get on the bus. At the risk of TMI, if they aren’t vomiting, don’t have a fever or diarrhea, […]

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JOY

I have these three letters J – O – Y that I have used to decorate my home at Christmas time for the last few years.  They are about 2 ½ feet high and more than a foot wide. I painted them a shiny burgundy color to match my decor.  The first year I had […]

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Can You Hear It?

Morning prayer times on my screened-in porch in Louisiana are some of my favorite memories. It was easily my favorite room in our home here. Since the love bugs that littered it last summer when I wrote about My Messy Friends haven’t yet returned and most of the thick yellow pollen that coated it in April […]

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

  When news of a storm warning hits the airwaves we glue ourselves to our televisions and radios, filled with fear and trepidation, or maybe just curiosity, about an oncoming disaster. We watch and we wait. We analyze every possible storm-track and try to predict the potential damage. We flock to Wal-Mart to stock up on batteries, bottled […]

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