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Passing On Hope

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, From the Heart | 1 comment

“I’m glad we’re Christians, Mama.” Smiling in agreement, I asked my 11-year-old daughter what made her feel that way. Her response still echoes in my heart. “Because we have hope.” We had just returned from spending Christmas in California, where we’d helped my sister’s family prepare for a move to Hawaii. My kids loved the time with their cousins – a rare privilege since they live on opposite sides of the country. And now, these cousins were moving even...

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Gentle Rain or a Hailstorm?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Blog, Bonus Days | 3 comments

I gave the last of three kisses goodnight to the sweet objects of my exhaustion and shuffled down the hallway toward freedom. My evening plans centered on a bowl of popcorn and a few hours of mindless television. The day had been a whirlwind of errands, mounds of laundry, sibling squabbles, and endless cleaning. This mama was clocking out. As I slipped into my end-of-day sweatpants and t-shirt, my gaze fell on my Bible and devotional journal. With a...

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Pausing for Rare Disease Day

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

For many families, the month of February builds to red hearts, chocolate, and romance. But for a unique group of people, the wintry days culminate on the 28th—Rare Disease Day. When one person deals with chronic illness, it affects the whole family. After ten years of walking on unreliable and stiff legs, I understand the importance of pausing to recognize those who live with a fringe disease few understand. Just this week a neurologist said, “I have no idea...

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Encouraging the Gift of Music

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018 in A CHERISHED FAMILY, Blog, Dad Voice | 0 comments

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy: But most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.”  Plato I wish I had been more “instrumental” in the lives of my children. I realized too late the lost opportunity to encourage my children to learn a musical instrument in their younger days, My parents mandated it of me. I earned up to a grade five level in piano, and in elementary...

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ReNEW YEAR Faith for You and Your Family

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

As the ball dropped and the bells rang in a new year, we all promised ourselves change. Some promised weight loss or toning while others vowed to spend less money and more time on their children. It’s a natural human phenomenon, the New Year’s resolution. I tend to shy away from resolutions as a whole because I don’t like to be unsuccessful. Typically, by February, I have already faltered on my resolution or given up completely. Instead, I like...

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Easy Lessons in Encouragement

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Blog, Bonus Days | 0 comments

One of the hardest parts of parenting is dealing with discouragement. You grieve deeply when you know that your child hurts, especially when it feels like you can’t do anything to fix the situation. Children cease to be encouraged when they have arguments with friends, face bullying situations, or believe they failed at some task. While it is hard to know what to say or do in these situations, there is hope and direction found in the pages of...

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Mama, You Forgot

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in A HAPPY HOME, Blog, From the Heart | 4 comments

“Mama, you forgot to sing to me,” my son called from his bedroom. Actually, I hadn’t forgotten. I was just tired and ready for the kids to be in bed, eager to go “off duty” for the night. So I had prayed for him, kissed him goodnight and shut the door. But he remembered. And inwardly, my heart rejoiced despite my weariness. I reentered his room, sang a verse of “The Old Rugged Cross” and kissed him goodnight one...

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