Tag Archives: prayer

On parenting & rolling the dice :)

A friend recently shared the article 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church – it’s a good article and worth the read, yet I still felt like something fell a teeny tiny bit flat. Clearly there is no perfect … Continue reading

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Alli loves her new job!

Alli started on a wonderful new adventure about 3 weeks ago that includes her passion for those less fortunate with her desire to teach and educate.  She is now working for a nationwide non-profit in MD, Share Our Strength, that works … Continue reading

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“When such a tragedy happens, to Other People, your heart goes out to them”

OTHER PEOPLE   Every so often, you hear about other people losing their child. Sometimes there is a horrible accident you find out about on television. Sometimes it is a senseless murder or suicide you read about in the newspaper. … Continue reading

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It Really Does Take A Village – on Godly mentors especially during times of tragedy

Throughout the years we have been truly blessed by so many young adult spiritual mentors for our kids.  I know I have said that before, but it bears repeating.  I do not know where we would be without their support … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel

The irony was not lost on us – at our new church, Christ Church Vienna, we worship in an elementary school. As our pastor prayed a beautiful prayer this morning specifically about the recent tragedy in Connecticut you could hear … Continue reading

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Hope to Be Back Sooooon!!

It’s been a couple of months since my inaugural post ~ I’m Here   Well now ‘the day’ is here.  I’m a bit anxious.  Today my heart is being invaded by foreign objects.  I pray the doctors do not have an errant sneeze … Continue reading

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Well, I’m Not Pregnant

Well, I’m not pregnant. I really was not even wondering, but apparently that’s one of the questions “they” need answered when pre-op blood work is ordered.  Anyway, hopefully one week from today I’ll be returning home from the hospital with … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my friend John Hay (so he can’t turn me down)

To my good friend, John Franklin Hay, When the time comes I want you to be the key note speaker at my funeral.  Yes, you.  Please.  I think you know me well enough to know that I would not want … Continue reading

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Here’s my best advice Kate & William! (hey, if everyone else can give their 2 cents, I want in on it)

Now, I’m not saying Sam & I parent perfectly.  Far from it.  Oh my.  By the Grace of God we have 3 amazing kids.  By the Grace of God.  This I believe with all my heart. Lately, I have just … Continue reading

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