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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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Sharing the Gift of a Smile

My grandson Landon and his infectious smile (Photo proof courtesy of Karen Goforth, Irresistible Portraits) I took my 3-month-old grandson Landon to have his picture taken at Irresistible Portraits in Kannapolis, NC, yesterday. I watched as he smiled, cooed, laughed, and grinned at everyone he met. Before long, I noticed everyone else was smiling too. Landon spreads […]

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Launching Our Arrows

“Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them” (Psalm 127:4-5, NASB). Arrows are meant to be launched, shot into the bright open sky, aimed at a specific target. Like those arrows, our children stay in our quiver […]

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Running Together

David and I after my first 5K I started running this past year. I was looking for a new way to exercise, something that got me away from my basement exercise equipment and into the world around me. Plus, to be honest, I hoped I could run some with my extremely athletic husband and join […]

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Appreciating One Another’s Gifts

Sarah (left) and Emily (right) with their sister Katie at the baby shower My daughters Emily and Sarah recently hosted a baby shower for their sister Katie. I watched in awe as our home was transformed into bright, welcoming place with beautiful decorations and delightful food. Emily and Sarah are gifted in the ability to […]

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Life out of Death

My friend’s daughter-in-law went for her routine prenatal exam . . . and there was no heartbeat. After praying for, celebrating, and naming their little boy, this young couple—and all of us who loved them—were confronted with a new and very different outcome than planned. Yet, in the days that followed, I watched as that […]

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