Tag Archives: FAMILY

SOMEDAY THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS

I remember hearing stories about the good old days when I was a child. My grandmother would talk about riding a horse and buggy to town every Sunday for church and spending the rest of the day with relatives. There … Continue reading

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I ATE MY DAUGHTER’S HOMEWORK

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny. My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and … Continue reading

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TO THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN

Originally posted 06/10/2014 as Ten Ways to be a Good Dad.  We are no longer in the young parenting stage of life, but have tons of memories about our parenting years.  Those treasures have compiled and sustained us through some … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, SONS IN LAW

When our daughters choose the man to spend the rest of their lives with, they are bringing along a whole additional set of baggage, which includes another entire family.  We’ve been blessed with two sons in  law and they are … Continue reading

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WANTED – A FATHER

There is no real job description associated with the title of father.  Many men have fathered children, but are not fathers to them.  It takes a man of real character and strength to be a good dad.  If you were … Continue reading

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THE PRODIGAL’S FATHER

Originally posted on 06/17/201 Parenting is one of the most difficult occupations out there.  You’re responsible for another’s life, for the things they learn and become, for their discipline and social skills, for their behavior, what they eat, how they … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ABOUT MY DAD

This rewind was first posted on 06/14/17.  The photograph is of my dad on his wedding day.  He was only twenty years old. He died at the age of 61 – a short life, but one filled with more love … Continue reading

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SUPER MOM

The role of mother has changed over time.  The book of Proverbs describes what a mother should be – a virtuous woman who loves, teaches, guides, disciplines and gives her children the tools to get through life.  She should be … Continue reading

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FAMILY FIX

This is my family – not a recent photo – but it remains the same today as it was two years ago when this picture was taken.  We were celebrating Christmas and all of us were together for the first … Continue reading

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FAMILY REUNIONS

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings – time when people travel great distances to be with those they grew up with, disagreed with, competed with.  A Hallmark moment if ever there was one.  How many times have you gone … Continue reading

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BECOMING YOUR PARENT’S PARENT

The parenting role never changes. Once you become one, you are one for life. As your children grow and start new lives, they may be gone, but not forgotten. Their safety, their freedom from problems and worry, their joys and … Continue reading

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AH, VACATION – FAMILY STYLE

It’s been a while since we’ve taken our last family vacation, but always will live in my memory.  Since we’re at the height of summer, I thought I’d share a re-run today. Summer vacations – ah, the days of swimming … Continue reading

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THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE …

The power we hold as women cannot be measured in the size of a paycheck.  Women have been holding the keys to true strength from the beginning of time.  When I hear some complain that life isn’t giving them a … Continue reading

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FELLOWSHIP

ma A family of fellow Christians can be a wonderful source of strength and encouragement for us. Many times though, we aren’t even aware of the pain and suffering they’re going through. We’ve all gotten wrapped up in our own … Continue reading

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MIDWEEK AT THE GRANDPARENTS’

Mini-bird houses painted by our two daughters, granddaughter, oldest grandson and grandma and grandpa. This has been a delightful week in so many ways.  Not only are we celebrating our Savior’s birthday, but we’ve been enjoying a long awaited visit … Continue reading

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MY FAMILY

There’s nothing better than being together at Christmas.  Wait a minute – there is something better – knowing that we will all live eternally together in heaven.  Because of the greatest gift that God sent to redeem us, we have … 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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!

The beautiful woman in the photograph is my mom.  She would’ve been 96 this year, but is now celebrating with the angels in heaven.  She was my hero – a woman who loved to laugh – one who would do … Continue reading

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CHRISTMASES PAST

“Spirit!” said Scrooge in a broken voice, “remove me from this place.” “I told you these were shadows of the things that have been,” said the Ghost. “That they are what they are, do not blame me!” Charles Dickens – … Continue reading

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THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE

I’ve been thinking about all the sexual harassment and abuse we’ve be inundated with for the past few months and trying to put together a meaningful take on it.  I know that no matter what I’m going to say will … Continue reading

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