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Putting the Puzzle Together

  My grandson Landon has developed a fascination with puzzles lately—well, mostly carrying around the pieces and depositing them where he likes. I thought I would help cultivate this interest and skill by purchasing him a new puzzle, so I looked on Amazon and ordered him one. It was a chunky wooden block puzzle for […]

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God Gives Us One Another

I looked around at the many different faces surrounding me, and I whispered a quiet prayer of thanks. “Lord, I love each one of them so much. Thank you for making them a part of my life.” The many faces belonged to my relatives—strong, loving, wise, gentle, witty, and  compassionate souls I had known for […]

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The Perfect Fit

I tore open the bag and slipped out the royal blue dress with sequins, beading, and fringe. I was looking forward to wearing it to my daughter Sarah’s bridal shower. My sister Danielle and sister-in-law Jodi were planning a fun, Great-Gatsby-themed party for her in my hometown of Louisville, Ohio. I pulled the dress down […]

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Nothing is Impossible with God!

Eighteen years ago, doctors told us our son Patrick was autistic, mentally retarded, and might not ever speak. A few weeks ago, Patrick graduated magna cum laude from Pfeiffer University. He sang “Corner of the Sky” at commencement, which is all about finding your place in this world. Those in attendance gave him a standing […]

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Cutting Our Teeth

My grandson Landon with his parents, my son-in-law Curt and daughter Katie My grandson Landon is cutting his first teeth. Two little white pearls are emerging through his bottom gums. While the rest of us are excited about this new development, our little man now sometimes trades his winning smile for a little furrow between […]

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We Are Loved!

David and I with our grandson Landon A few weeks ago, as I walked into our house, I discovered that my daughter Katie and grandson Landon had stopped in for a visit. When my grandson spotted me, he lifted both arms toward me. Of course, this Nana scooped him right up! I was overwhelmed by […]

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