Monthly Archives: August 2013

Peaceful and Real and Present

I was wide awake at 3am yesterday morning. For literally no known reason. I wasn’t sick.  I wasn’t cold. I wasn’t hot. I wasn’t hungry. And I wasn’t tired. So I lay there. Reminding myself that I needed to add … Continue reading

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On Saying “Yes” and “I Do”

On December 23, 1979, I said “Yes” to the love of my life when he asked me to marry him. On August 23, 1980, I said “I Do” when the pastor asked me if I would take this man as … Continue reading

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Watching Them Fly

My dad and I have been talking about watching children leave the nest in recent days. He told me that when I headed off to Wheaton College, he was left with a broken heart. Perhaps that’s why he and my … Continue reading

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Giggles Galore!!!

Because sometimes we just have to sit on the floor and toss little plastic balls into little plastic cups with a precious little boy named Carter. Because sometimes we have to not take ourselves seriously and just giggle! Because sometimes … Continue reading

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That Time of Year Again

MONDAY NIGHT – AUGUST 12 All her stuff is back in her dorm room at Moody. Well, not all her stuff. Just the stuff that she thinks she needs to live the life of a college senior. She acknowledged that … Continue reading

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My Table

“When I think about love, I think about a table.” – John Ortberg, “A Place at the Table” A decade ago, we bought a wonderfully sturdy and large kitchen table and 8 comfortable chairs from Restoration Hardware. Even though there … Continue reading

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