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Receiving God’s Best

Do you think a dog would prefer the nub of a used bone, or an enormous, flavor-filled new bone? I watched in amazement this past week as two family dogs bartered, begged, and stole the nub of a bone between them. Several times, I attempted to distract the nub-less dog with an enormous bone that […]

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Reflections From My 30th Wedding Anniversary

David and I on our wedding day, December 15, 1984. I never realized on that day how much more I would come to love, respect, and appreciate my husband. My husband David and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary this month. I am amazed and grateful to have made a home with this wonderful man […]

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Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE FROM THE KINGS! “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder, and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6, NKJV We hope this Christmas season fills you with awe […]

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Facing Our Giants

Our “guest blogger” Patrick King Sometimes, God uses us to teach our children something, and other times, He uses our children to teach us. I experienced the latter this week as my son Patrick wrote an essay for his Old Testament class. The students were supposed to write and speak to the class about something from […]

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Navigating Change

We can be sailing along smoothly in life, when the sudden winds of change come crashing down upon us. I was made even more aware of that truth in the past few weeks as my son Patrick found out that his much admired college swim coach was leaving that position. He also had learned a […]

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Flexing Muscles of Thankfulness

Thankfulness doesn’t come easy to most of us. The world bombards us with reasons to doubt, worry, be afraid, and complain. If we’re not careful, discouragement and bitterness can come on the heels of those powerful feelings. But here’s the secret:  We have a choice in what we allow ourselves to feel. When we choose […]

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Embracing the Changing Seasons in Life

The weather changed this past week. The golden glimmer of bright Fall leaves was replaced by frigid temperatures and frost-tipped grass. Brrr. Although not officially recognized until December 21, winter has made its presence known. God designed nature with different seasons. In His wisdom and love, He allowed summer and winter, fall and spring. Each […]

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Treasuring Life

  This past week, my daughter Katie and son-in-law Curt announced they were expecting their first child. They used the photo at the top of this blogpost to inform Facebook friends of the exciting news. I’m going to become a grandma this spring! I’m overjoyed, grateful, and awed—all at the same time. About four weeks […]

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Aiming for the Finish Line

 David and Sarah with their medals after finishing the full Ironman My husband David and daughter Sarah completed a full Ironman competition in Panama City Beach, Florida, this past weekend. A full Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile run, raced in that order with no break. The […]

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