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What to do with your “to-do” list for the new year

We spent the days before Christmas helping my brother and his family move into a new home. Most of the heavy lifting was done before we got there, but I was glad we were able to help clean up the rental house, unpack a few boxes and clear some of the chaos out of their […]

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Hold the Baby- A Birthing Story for Christmas

It began on a Wednesday afternoon. On the way to the hospital, we stopped to visit our friends who were getting ready for mid-week service at Tree of Life Church. I figured we’d have a baby later that evening. But no, we were up all night sustained by old school Lamaze breathing. “Hee, hee,  whoooo.” […]

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Scrabble Saves Christmas

A mother’s work is never done, especially this time of year. Sometimes, the fun things we do for our families feel like unpaid overtime on top of a 40 hour week, or am I the only one who feels that way? I made Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while the boys played football. On Black Friday […]

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Baby Steps – Making Peace with Slow Progress

Fresh out of college, idealistic and somewhat naive, I had a post-conference wish. I hoped that Monday morning at work, after the weekend event, my face would be all shiny like Moses. My co-workers would bask in the glow and ask, “Lynn, what is this glorious light emitting from your countenance? ” It would open a door […]

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Why I Love Groot – Just A Spark

  We took the family out to the movies. Given the fact that we have two teenage boys and seeing that I’m the only girl, it’s not surprising we saw Guardians of the Galaxy. The boys loved the movie. My husband loved the old cassette-era tunes. And I fell in love with Groot. Don’t get […]

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