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Mother’s Day Gratitude

I am a daughter most blessed, to have such a wonderful mother by birth… and a mother via marriage…READ THE ENTIRE POST… Advertisements

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Remember to Sing

Sometimes life goes backwards. You reconnect with a former friend who posts pictures on Facebook of your missionary outreach days in Budapest, Hungary. You look at you children ages four and seven and wonder under which carpet the Sandman swept … Continue reading

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Remember Me

When I was a young mother, I held my newborn son in my arms and contemplated the desperate prayer of Hannah: “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and … Continue reading

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What’s a pusillanimous aunt to do?

2/2/11 Dear Sister, Today I had a chance to catch up on your blog posts while lying in bed recovering from the flu. The photos of your children in various parts of the world are amazing.  Along with everyone else … Continue reading

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Drawing Strength from Home

I remember the summer before I left for the mission field. My plans included a return home for several months so I could prepare to move across the world. I was going to attend a YWAM (Youth With a Mission) … Continue reading

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My Kindred Heart

How odd to see a version of yourself walking (or jumping) around in male form. This is the way I feel about my son who is currently working for a small start-up company in Cape Town named Virtual Mobile Technologies, founded by two South … Continue reading

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This is family. This is church.

In a lower-income neighborhood by the school where I teach is “The Neighborhood Impact House.” A local church* provides a cozy family environment with homework help, arts and crafts, music lessons, sports activities, a community garden, and a kid-friendly bible study. … Continue reading

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