Father’s Eyes

Father’s Eyes

Our youngest son Cohen has Down syndrome, and happens to be the most beautiful baby boy I’ve ever seen. (I’m of course not biased at all) Due to an extra 21st chromosome, individuals with Down syndrome have many distinctive physical features. These features include...

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A Place for Grief

A Place for Grief

Most of us are so glad that 2020 is over. Rightly so, it was a challenging year! Turning the page to the new chapter of 2021 gives us a renewed sense of hope as we look to the future. However, I wonder though, if some of us have rushed too quickly to the hope of...

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Nothing New Under the Sun

Nothing New Under the Sun

Ok. I’m going to be brutally honest here. Some times I get writer’s block. From week to week I jot down things that the Lord is showing me that I think might be beneficial to others. God always is revealing Godself. I just need to pay attention! Some times God speaks...

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Patience

Patience

When I asked the Lord for a word on which to focus for 2021, I felt like God gave me the word PATIENCE. I can see how focusing on PATIENCE is actually God calling me to the next phase of my journey with him following last year’s focus of not being easily angered. As I...

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Not Be Easily Angered

Not Be Easily Angered

I don’t consider myself an angry person, in fact quite the opposite. But, surviving a pandemic, being at home with children for 10 months--well, let’s just be honest, some days just dealing with the stress of every day life, I do get angry from time to time. Anger...

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Peace on Earth by Steven Curtis Chapman

Peace on Earth by Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman is expressing his feelings through new music. He posted: Words can’t describe the sadness that I feel as I watch the events currently unfolding in our country & in our world today. As a response, it’s with a heavy yet hopeful heart that I...

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Sin Stained

Sin Stained

I have 3 boys. This means I deal with a lot of stains—stains on clothes, stains on carpet, stains on walls, stains in the car, stains on the counter top, stains are everywhere! I’ve actually come to accept stains as a part of life. I have a few good stain removers and...

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Never Alone

Never Alone

I didn’t become a Mom until I was 37.  One of the biggest adjustments of becoming a Mom is realizing that your time is no longer your own. You can no longer sleep whenever you want, or quickly run errands whenever you like. Parents always have to think about...

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Frosting For Jesus

Frosting For Jesus

My sister and her two small daughters (Kayliah age 5, Kennedy 18 months) make a birthday cake for Jesus on Christmas as a way of helping the girls focus on the reason for Christmas. This year, my niece Kayliah asked her Mom, “Can we go to Jesus’ birth and talk to his...

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The Dirt You Can’t See

The Dirt You Can’t See

Confession: I’m not a very good housekeeper. I enjoy meal planning, cooking and baking, but cleaning—ugh, it is the worst! Our mudroom has dark, slate tile. As a result of the dark tile and grout, I can go a long, long time before realizing how dirty it is. So gross!...

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