Category Archives: Family

The Next Chapter

“Every story has an end, but in life every end is a new beginning.” Dakota Fanning “I don’t think I am handling this very well,” I admitted to my husband. It all started last week. I went to the high … Continue reading

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Life is a full circle

“There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme.” – Jacqueline Carey Isn’t it funny how life is a full circle? I remember it so clearly, though it was almost 32 … Continue reading

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Embrace the change

Childhood is a short season. – Helen Hayes It is hard to believe that our youngest child graduates from high school this month. For 25 years, we have ushered children out the door, snapping photos of the first day of … Continue reading

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Miracle At the Higher Grounds Cafe Review

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. Two of my indulgences: good coffee and good books. I absolutely love a great cup of coffee, especially when I am reading. … Continue reading

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From This Day Forward – A Book Review

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.”  Thomas Adams Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book to review by Family Christian.  All opinions are my own. About a month … Continue reading

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Why It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas

The decorations are up. The baking is done. Candy dishes are filled. Presents are wrapped. It is the eve of the holiday, and yet, all I hear is, “It doesn’t feel like Christmas.” In our area of the country, there … Continue reading

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Slang used today and words I should not say

“Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.” – Carl Sandburg As a writer and an avid reader, I find words and language usage fascinating. Just call me a word nerd. Admittedly, … Continue reading

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Sharing life with a dear neighbor

  “A good neighbor increases the value of your property.” – Czech proverb   We just wrapped up spirit week, and tonight is the last football game of the season, which means if you are a senior on a varsity … Continue reading

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Glitter-covered First of the Last

All that glitters… Our dining table is a disaster. We bought it twenty years ago, when our family expanded from four to six. It has seen numerous dinners and holidays and homework projects. The finish is ruined. There are dots … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to the best mom ever!

“Happy birthday to the best mom, ever!” I remember writing those words on her birthday cards years ago. I am thrilled to be able to do so today. Today is my mom’s 75th birthday. Oddly enough, as I was having … Continue reading

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