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Dirty Sock

Honesty time.  I’ve been feeling like a sock lately.  You know the one…the sock with holes and covered in lint and dust that you find when you move the washer for repairs. The one you throw away because it’s worthless.  I’ve been feeling unloved by God. I’ve been feeling like He accidentally dropped me behind…

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My Other Kids Need Me

Today I heard yet another story of an adult child who lost her parents. Not to death, but to grief.  This time a young woman’s little brother drowned when she was a teenager. Her father went into a deep depression that resulted in his drinking his life away. Her mom simply stopped living. She still…

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Narnia 

Early in May, I had a positive pregnancy test at the Crisis Pregnancy Center where I volunteered. A week later my OB-GYN confirmed that I was pregnant with baby number five.  I felt great! No problems.  Until I started bleeding.  At ten weeks they could not find a heartbeat. The doctor did a four ultrasounds…

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At Home

I just wrote this on my FB page, “Five of my six will be here for Christmas Day!! This momma is excited. And I have some last minute shopping to do since I wasn’t expecting them all.😳😳” I have seven. One will not be coming to home again, ever. He is at home with the…

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Self?

A week or so ago, Ron & I spoke to a group of grieving parents about Hope during the Holidays. I won’t go into the whole message, but here is the gist of it: Serve others. Yes, in your pain and grief, serve others. We have HOPE in CHRIST JESUS and as a result, we…

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Pray for Leaders

The past couple of days have reminded me that we must pray for those in leadership! Not just of our favorite support group but also of our local churches and those Christian leaders who stand on a national or world stage.   Support group leaders, pastors and their wives, small group leaders, national figures who…

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Amazon Shopping

I used to spend all year shopping for our kids’ Christmas gifts. It was great fun! Buying for a family of nine meant I had to budget and spread the purchases over many months. I enjoyed the hunt for bargains and special gifts for each child. I liked taking them shopping for their siblings.  Then…

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His Last Words

I’m working on His Last Words bible study today.  “I had wasted so much time thinking that all God did was demand, condemn, and punish. I had no idea He loved me. I had no idea that He wanted me to be His friend. I had no idea that He wanted me to believe in…