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  • What is Family?

    author icon by
    icon On November 11, 2016
    grandkids

    A long time ago I heard the expression, "treat your family like friends and your friends like family.” That really stuck with me and I began to wonder if my friends saw how I treat family what would they think? If my family saw how I treat my friends what…

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  • Can U Do It?

    author icon by
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    When I was a little girl I used to dream of becoming a Maryknoll nun. I would see myself all dressed up in a habit with my sleeves rolled up, giving life-saving shots of medicine to long lines of children. I would hug each one and tell them how much…

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  • Leaning Into the Sun

    author icon by
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    My dear friend Liz gave me an aluminum plant for my birthday this year. I put it in our prayer room and set it on the window seat ledge. I have never ever seen a plant react toward the sun like this tiny plant does. Within an hour all the…

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  • The Treasure Chest

    author icon by
    icon On May 05, 2016
    two of our earthly treasures, our daughter and granddaughter

    When you were a child did you ever hope to find a treasure chest, dig it up and find handfuls of beautiful glittering jewels of priceless worth? I did and I knew if I did I would give them to my mom and we would be rich and she would…

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  • How Merry is Your Heart?

    author icon by
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    One of my favorite scriptures in the world is Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” I did not feel like being merry the other day my heart was heavy. I had attended a dear friend’s anniversary party and loved seeing…

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  • Where are the Blessings?

    author icon by
    icon On December 12, 2015

    Woman to Woman recently aired a very special show about blessing your family. Dr. John Trent is the co-author of “The Blessing,” a book that sold over one million copies. When he was the recent guest on our show we talked about his new book, “30 Ways a Mother Can…

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  • Will We Ever Stop With the Words?

    author icon by
    icon On September 09, 2015
    grandkids

    Do you like words? I love them. When I was a little girl my mom would be at work and I would get lonely sometimes. When I did I would pick up a book I borrowed from the library and then I would be whisked away to far-away lands as…

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  • From Ashes to Fire

    author icon by
    icon On July 07, 2015
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    My husband Ned and I were in an accident this week on our way home from Phoenix. We went up to visit our children, especially our daughter Paige, who was here for a short vacation. She is an elementary school teacher in Germany with the Dept. of Defense. We had…

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  • Only Laughter Need Apply

    author icon by
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    courtneys bd

    I was all set to write a scathing blog about how a friend “unfriended” me because she claimed we said too much about Jesus on our Facebook. My husband Ned and I share a Facebook page and we love to see all the different messages that come up daily and…

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  • Not Too Late I Hope

    author icon by
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    kathy

    In some countries of Africa there is a saying when a person has died…they are “late.” I thought it was really unusual when I read this but I kinda liked it. The thing I did not like is the fact that it reminded me of some people in my life…

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