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Smiles Compliments of my Neighbors

I am grateful for life. When I slow down, I observe the richness of life. May I introduce you to some of my neighbors and beautiful moments? These things spread a smile across my face… A neon pink and brilliant … Continue reading

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Walking with Your Short-term Missionary

In the coming weeks, short-term mission teams will head out to partner with missionaries across the globe. If your son, daughter, grandchild, cousin or friend will be serving on a team, consider how you can walk alongside him or her … Continue reading

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Parenting: the Gift of Presence

Our children merely want to be with us. I need to go fishing … or shopping or walking in the park or playing in the yard. The parenting debate continues to rage about quality vs quantity. While I do not … Continue reading

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Ideas for 12 Days of Christmas with Your Teen

Amidst the occasional chaos of the month of December, how will you spend time with your family? With college-age sons/daughters returning home, high school students frantically finishing assignments before Christmas break, and rehearsals for school concerts and theatre productions along … Continue reading

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Putting it all out there

Without one verbal communication, I figured out that a family has at least one teenage daughter, the daughter’s interests, an elementary-aged son (and at least one of his interests), a dog, the district where they live, the parent’s work location, … Continue reading

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Hassle-free Home Life

Last night’s HomeFront gathering provided time to talk about family and parents with our high school students. Ruth’s decree to her mother-in-law Naomi gave us the basis for our discussion: “Where you do I will go, and where you stay … Continue reading

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Reflection on “Race to Nowhere”

Downtime, Anyone? Random House dictionary defines success as:  a favorable result that one has tried or hoped for. What is the success we hope for our children? We usually answer, “I just want my child to be happy.” A major component of … Continue reading

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