Category Archives: Family Life

When you thought I wasn’t looking

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw…
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If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again

If I had my child to raise over again, I'd finger paint more, and point the finger less. I'd do less correcting, and more connecting. I'd take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less, and know to care more. I'd take more hikes and fly more…
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The Invisible Mother

I love this parallel and believe you are doing a great work within the walls of your own home, too. Oh, how the Lord loves you!  Hang in there, and be tough yet tender with your beloved children.  Don't forget to take care of their mom! It all began to make sense, the blank stares,…
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Magical Tricks from Moms: Meal Tips for Kids

My mother, Mae, was nicknamed "amazing Maezie” in high school, for her many talents, but even in her later years, she could magically pull a meal together with virtually nothing on hand. We couldn't afford to eat out, so she packed food from home and we went on picnics instead. When Dad's salary needed to…
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