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The Wisest gift we ever gave

With kids who truly lack for nothing, we decided to do Christmas in a completely different way two years ago. Instead of shopping for presenTs we chose presenCe.

Time to be grateful

Last night our family (at least the small remnant that still lives at home) went to a Gratitude Service at our church.

My prayer pot

Inspired by my daughter Erin’s prayer box, I decided I would write down names and put them in a container to pull out an

The dreaded adoption anniversary

Though I had been at it for four years, I could never get the celebration of the adoption right for our boy.

The influence of our elders

I have a wonderful opportunity next week to speak to a group of mostly retired women and some men.

Time at the Lake

Every Fourth of July used to be spent at the lake where my mother-in-law, Verona, and her husband, Red, live.

If you give a mom a minute

If you give a mom a minute, she'll look out the window as she washes the breakfast dishes and she'll notice how filthy with splatters the window over the sink is, so she'll decide to wash the windo

A story of the evolution of summer

Once upon a time summer was kicked off with a trip to the ice cream store.

The great thing he never told me

We never get good news from our youngest son. I'm not a fan of the words "always" and "never," but I believe "never" applies here; he just does not like to share positive news.

Staying on vacation