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Taking Thoughts Captive

The minute I saw Patrick’s face, I knew something was wrong. “Mom, can I talk with you for a minute?” he said. “Sure. How was your day?” I said. “Terrible,” he said. “I blew the interview. I am never going to get the virtual hire!” Patrick has been attending an 18-week computer programming immersion program. […]

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Being Thankful for Not Having Enough

People often look at Thanksgiving as a time to express gratitude for what they have. Although this is a wonderful tradition and practice, I have felt led in the past few weeks to be thankful for what I have not had. I have been realizing that the empty places in life, the situations where something […]

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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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Persevering with the Lord

This photo of my son Patrick and husband David was taken at Patrick’s conference swim meet last week. Their smiles came in the wake of some personal triumphs for Patrick . . . victories that were hard won by persevering with Lord. The conference swim meet is the “holy grail” for the Varsity Swim Team […]

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Triumphing in the Long Trial

Patrick and I Stephanie Seneff, a lead researcher at MIT, recently predicted that HALF the children in the United States will be autistic by the year 2025. When I heard that shocking prediction, I thought of the many families that are and will be affected by that challenging disability. My family has been living with […]

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