Monthly Archives: April 2012

Is your man a keeper?

When my husband and I were dating, I emailed him a list of “10 things I love about you.” Number seven or eight on the list was “You are kind to everyone.”  Ten years later, that’s still true. Case in … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

Today I was a chaperone for my daughter’s field trip to the science museum. We saw the movie, “Bugs!” in 3D. The photography was amazing. Picture a preying mantis giving us a glimpse through its googly eyeballs or an armored … Continue reading

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Bloom when you’re ready

My husband’s grandparents gave us an Easter lily year the year our oldest daughter was born. We planted it in our front yard seven years ago. The lily has survived drought, a transplant to a new house, the roughhousing of … Continue reading

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The gift of life

A friend of mine gave birth to a precious baby girl two months ago. That’s the good news. The bad news is that my friend was diagnosed with esophageal cancer the week after her baby was born. She has a … Continue reading

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Broken bones

My daughter broke her arm last Tuesday. Ironically, she had just jumped off our neighbor’s trampoline and was walking across their backyard when she tripped on a bush…just a few sticks poking out of the ground, really. But the impact … Continue reading

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He is risen

He is risen. He is risen indeed. This morning I felt compelled to reread a verse that I underlined in my Bible a few weeks ago. It’s found in the tiny book of Zephaniah – only 3 chapters long – … Continue reading

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You can’t do it to suit me

My grandmother turned 90 last month. She’s a rock in our family. Strong in all the ways that matter. But time crept up on her, and the family collectively decided that driving wasn’t the best option for her anymore. So … Continue reading

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