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DEAR, CHILD OF MINE

Dear, child of mine: It’s been a while since I checked in with you, but you already know I’m here for you all the time.  There are so many memories I have of you.  I remember how those nine months … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMERS PAST

I hear there’s such a thing as a “stay-cation,” which allows you to sleep in your own home while visiting local sites of interest.  That sounds like a good plan to me.  We do have a lot of interesting things … Continue reading

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TENDER SHEPHERD

READ MATTHEW 18:1-6 Jesus was the oldest child in His family, so He often had to look after His younger siblings.  I imagine He looked much like a little shepherd, tending His sheep.  He played with them, told them stories, sang songs with … Continue reading

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NO GREATER LOVE

An amazing thing happens after the birth of a child. All the pain you endured is replaced with joy and anticipation for the new life you hold in your arms. You check to see if all the little fingers and … Continue reading

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MY CHILD, MY JOY!

When she was brought home, preparations were being made for Christmas.  She was due on Christmas Day, but surprised us by coming early.  We named her Joy Noel, not realizing just how much of a joy she would grow into. … Continue reading

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THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS SHEPHERDS

This is the time of year for Christmas Pageants – for children – a time of waiting and anticipation.  A number of years ago I wrote a play for my drama kids about the birth of Jesus, the Messiah from … Continue reading

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SORTING THROUGH THE GARBAGE

There is nothing like scrounging through the trash in search of something you lost.  I’ve had that encounter many times.  Once I lost a check and assumed I’d tossed it out with the insignificant mail. I had to wade through … Continue reading

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DISCIPLINE & FATHERHOOD

“Just wait until your father gets home.”  How many times I said that to my children, when I was just plain tired of dealing with the issue of discipline.  It was my way of copping out and also a way … Continue reading

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE CHILDREN GONE?

“But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 19:14 Along with a change in the numbers of church going people today, the forgotten are the … Continue reading

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HAVE WE BECOME NUMB?

A debate occurs over what word is being spoken – Laurel vs. Yanny.  The whole thing goes viral.  A father watches on his phone as his child is born far from him.  Again the whole nation talks about it.  A wedding … Continue reading

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THIS IS YOUR TIME

At the beginning of February of this year, we undertook the task of creating theatre with young people.  The auditions produced sweet faces, high energy and excitement.  You could feel it in the air. These delightful little Thespians pushed forward, … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF THEATRE

The week after Easter, my cast of 24 children will get on stage and present THE MAD ADVENTURES OF MR. TOAD.  Some magic is occurring right before our eyes.  The kids memorize lines, learn songs and dances and they are … Continue reading

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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TIME?

When I was a young child, I remember seeing this picture and wondering about this young man, Jesus.  He was only a child, but had so much wisdom and knowledge to share with the elders of the church and the … Continue reading

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JESUS LOVES CHILDREN

Some of the things I worried about as a child seem insignificant now. Today children are faced with more serious issues than I ever dreamed of. The technological age has opened a whole new world for them and along with … Continue reading

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WHY?

An image difficult for any parent, grandparent, teacher or law enforcement officer to see.  Children, not yet knowing what their future holds for them – innocents who are supposed to feel safe in their schools – victims of the whim … Continue reading

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I WAS A FUNNY MOM

My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which … Continue reading

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BITTERSWEET

Me with one of the very important Oompa Loompas, before the last show yesterday.  For the past few months, I’ve been working as stage manager for a children’s theater production of Willy Wonka, Jr.  The last show of fourteen performances, … Continue reading

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OUR CHRISTMAS ANGEL

45 years ago, I’d reached the end of my third pregnancy.  We were in the center of one of Wisconsin’s common snow storms.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before this little one would be born.  It took some time to wake my husband, … Continue reading

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FUNNY MEMORIES

As I unpacked those treasured ornaments from the past 53 years of marriage, memories began to pour into my head.  There were the handmade pieces; the delicate globes decorated with the names of each in our family; the store bought … Continue reading

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