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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Take Flight

One carry-on bag packed for me alone.  Boarding pass displayed on my smart phone.  Moving at my own pace, not that of a 5 year old.  Choosing the healthy restaurant because my kids aren’t screaming for a burger and fries with a toy.  Reading a book or a magazine that doesn’t have pictures of toys […]

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Rotten to the Core

While I was visiting my husband’s family, my mother in law received a bag of tasty looking fruit.  One day at lunch time she was getting ready to cut some up for the kids, and we were discussing our favorite varieties of apples.  She is fond of the Gala and Jonathan, while my family is […]

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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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The Gift Part III: Conclusion

If you havent read the first two posts in this three part series, I do suggest you start at the beginning with The Gift and then read The Response before reading today’s post. Part III: Conclusion Whenever somebody asks me about my testimony, I get a little bit intimidated because I assume they are looking […]

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The Gift Part II: The Response

If you didn’t read Part I of The Gift, I do suggest starting there before you read today’s post! Part II:  Response Now that we know a little bit more about the gifts God gives to us all, I want to talk about how we should respond to these gifts. Several Christmases ago, I found […]

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