July to December 2018

Rock Wall

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This past week our youngest son was married. It was an enjoyable week of preparation and so grateful to be able to spend time with our kids, friends, and family. One day before the wedding, I went to the store to buy some items and received a call from my daughter-in-law-to-be. She needed some brown […]

July to Dec 2016

Image

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We were sitting around one night on our trip to Haiti and one of the team members shared they had taken pictures of kids on their cell phone and then showed the pictures to the kids. Some of the children weren’t sure which one of the pictures was them – they’d never seen their own […]

Jan to June 2016

It Took Many Villages

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We attended the graduation of Dr. William in the Dominican Republic. Many of you know the story, but the short version is our church began supporting him to attend medical school in Haiti. The earthquake destroyed his school, so he transferred to a medical school in Santiago, D.R. William went to a country where he […]

July to December 2015

A New Thanksgiving

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My granddaughter told me that on Thanksgiving, you go to a lot of houses, knock on the door and say, “Happy Thanksgiving” and then they give you turkey. I think that would be a better holiday and wouldn’t it be a blessing if we followed the Rule of St. Benedict to “Let everyone that comes […]

July to December 2015

Prompts

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A number of years ago I was washing our van. I was cleaning the windows and on the edge of one of the back windows there was a small spot of yellow paint. Our oldest son was on a basketball team that went to the State Tournament and our windows were decorated by the cheerleaders. […]

Jan Feb March 2015

Invisible Zones

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We have invisible zones that separate us.  At times we are so close and yet we are so far away. Years ago we went camping with the kids in Colorado.  We were sitting by the fire and I looked at the campsite next to us.  Very similar.  Tent camper, family roasting marshmallows, chairs around the […]