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Jul
13

Missing Mom

What a blessing to spend my mother’s last days at her bedside. And what a bittersweet moment to witness her taking her last breath. Holding her hand. Looking into her eyes. She was surrounded by her three daughters and other family members. Though our shoulders shook with sadness, we were relieved that she was no …

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Jun
24

Family for the win

With very little lead time (translation: minutes before getting in the car), Milan drew a quick picture for Jim and me to deliver to my mother — his great-grandmother. We received a call late Monday morning that we might want to reconsider when we would return to Cincinnati — our plan had been to visit …

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Jun
21

Sunday’s Scripture (June 21)

I’m back. Sorry to have been away from this site for so long, but it’s just the way it’s been. I am so thankful for the encouragement of you sweet readers and friends who have kept me in prayer, as well as my family. My mom is holding her own and I returned to Maryland …

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May
31

Sunday’s Scripture (May 31)

My family is experiencing a tremendous amount of change and upheaval. My husband and I are spending more time in the U.S. though we continue our ministry in Ukraine, and are dealing with the pain of leaving wherever we have been. Does that make sense? This summer has been one of great anticipation as we …

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May
15

Friday fun (May 15)

It’s that time of the week again…time to post some Friday fun! Well, the weather must be warming up all over because so many ideas were posted for outdoor water play this week. Obvious simple fun…water balloon fights, running through sprinklers, pools. Most of us can remember those simple delights, and I look forward to …

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May
10

Sunday’s Scripture (May 10)

I am so thankful to have reconnected with a dear high school friend…one of the advantages of social media, I suppose. When we were together I asked her to consider my request for scriptures that she prays for her grandchildren. Rather than send a specific scripture she shared that she prays for her grandchildren to …

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May
8

Friday fun (May 8)

Summer happenings! Several ideas to work into your summer schedules: I was excited to see that the Regal Movie Theaters have posted the schedule for summer $1 movies! You’ll need to enter in your zip code to find the theater closest to you to determine the starting week but once you have THAT date, the …

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May
7

A Grandmother’s Prayers

My husband and I are reading A Grandmother’s Prayers together each morning after our Bible reading but before we pray. Author Kay Swatkowski writes in the introduction: “During my years spent working in women’s ministry, I constantly heard women affectionately sharing stories like these of the love, support, and prayers of their grandparents and the …

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May
6

Your input needed!

I am relatively new to the grammy blog community, but I have been reading up on this fabulous time of life for several years now. I have some favorite resources that I plan to share one at a time, and eventually I’ll add a page, maybe even a widget (what?! Is this really me?!) that …

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May
3

Sunday’s Scripture — May 3

Sunday’s Scripture. I thank those of you who have commented, messaged me, or sent an e-mail letting me know how you specifically pray for your grandchildren. One grandmother (with her three daughters) prays every day for her grandchildren, especially the three who are in school. And particularly for protection for each one of them. She …

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