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Our Heroic Soldiers and Their Families

Memorial Day is one of those special times of the year when we pause to thank and remember those in the military who have served or are serving our country. However, will we ever truly understand the deep sacrifices that they have made so that we can enjoy our way of life? Do we realize that their families make heroic […]

Christmas JOY Amid Challenges

"Christ the Consolator" (detail) by Carl Bloch

It was a blessed and happy Christmas in so many ways. My grandson was here for his very first Christmas! I was surrounded by my five children, my husband, my daughter’s husband, and one daughter’s significant other—all coming together to celebrate in the heart of my home. Needless to say, I was extremely thankful. It was a whirlwind of crazy […]

Be Thankful in All Things

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) It’s Thanksgiving.  Time to go around the dinner table and say what you are thankful for.  When it’s your turn, you will likely be thankful for your family and the good meal.  Then, you’ll think of other blessings that have come your way.  […]