Unity Between Generations

One evening, in the fall of 2002, I called my Dad and his wife to share some good news. We were expecting baby number three and were super thrilled. A few months before, we’d made the decision to leave our family planning and timing up to God, and this was our third baby in three years. Instead […]

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I’ve just finished reading Jon Spence’s Becoming Jane Austen. I read it throughout last week and spent most of Sunday finishing it up so I could add it to my list of books finished in August. There was lots to enjoy about this thorough biography of the author’s life and family history. As I told my […]

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  J.R. Miller said, “Homes are the real schools in which men and women are trained, and fathers and mothers are the real teachers and builders of life.”  If a young person decides that they want to become a doctor, they must go to medical school. They must study long and hard and then take lots […]

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She came to us a petite peanut with a shock of dark, curly hair; her features tiny and feminine. Her first years were spent screaming; it wasn’t that she was suffering, it was that life was not moving fast enough for her. But then she became mobile and anything and everything was fair-game. No matter […]

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Most of us love our families very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love, and time to invest in building a […]

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We have a variety of New Year’s Eve traditions our family has adopted over the years. We look forward to doing some or all of these activities, depending on what’s happening in our lives. The last few years have been focused on making it through Christmas while caring for my elderly father, which is always […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about hospitality. When we were in Oregon, preparing for our move to Arkansas, friends would mention that “Southern Hospitality.” I’d think, yeah, maybe in grandma’s time. Nowadays I’m sure they’re just as hospitable (or not) as the rest of us. Boy, was I wrong! We’ve been here a month […]

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If you feel the holidays are one big blur and that family memories keep slipping away all too quickly, try capturing them one at a time, as they happen! There is no better way to preserve Christmas in everyone’s memory than the act of recording daily events. Journaling will slow down the season’s hectic pace […]

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