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Jesus on Parenting Teens: You Are Not Raising the Perfect Child!

I will never forget the moment I realized my son had a sinful nature.  It caught me completely off guard when I discovered he had lied about something.  After all, here was this sweet, innocent little boy who could melt butter with his dimple-filled smile (see above picture).  He was loving, kind, and well-behaved. I […]

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Hallmark doesn’t make a Mother’s Day card for those who hurt

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”  Psalm 34:18 Ah yes, Mothers’ Day.  The day of flowers, candy, cards, phone calls, and breakfast in bed.  For some of us, it’s a wonderful day of being pampered and appreciated by our families. For others, the day is difficult and filled […]

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The quicksand of grief

  Times rushes on. When you bury a child, you realize this.  Your feet are firmly planted in the quicksand of grief, while the rest of the world goes on as though nothing has happened.  Oh yes…there are those precious ones who will stand there with you for a bit, but eventually, they are able […]

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One sweet day

“Hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”  Romans 8:24b-25 (NIV) Heaven holds a lot for me. As I come to know Jesus more intimately, I long for the day when […]

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Remembering Mugsy Malone Grant

Four years ago today, I said goodbye to one of my closest companions, Mugsy Malone.  Mugsy, otherwise known as Mr. Mugs and a whole host of other nicknames, was the pug we’d had for almost five years. We got him as a puppy from a breeder who raised pugs in her home.  He came to […]

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Hallmark doesn’t make a Mothers’ Day card for those who hurt

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”  Psalm 34:18 Ah yes, Mothers’ Day.  The day of flowers, candy, cards, phone calls, and breakfast in bed.  For some of us, it’s a wonderful day of being pampered and appreciated by our families. For others, the day is difficult and filled […]

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