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A Christmas Cookie Tradition

A Christmas Cookie Tradition

[Inside: A Christmas Cookie Tradition] Traditions Then… I love cooking with my boys. They have been in the kitchen with me since they were old enough to stand on a step stool next to the counter. We would all put our aprons on, and I […]

Heartbroken for the Hungry

Heartbroken for the Hungry

(Inside: Helping the hungry in our world) Who does your heart break for? We sat out in a field, away from the city, away from the village homes.  Banana trees were across the dirt road standing tall and full. A small tent had been set […]

Live Your Purpose

Live Your Purpose

A Child’s Question The other night, my 10-year-old son and I were in the kitchen together washing dishes. As we talked he suddenly asked me, “Mom, what do you think is the most important job of a parent?” Knowing my kind-hearted son, he wanted to […]

Do as I SAY, not as I DO?

Do as I SAY, not as I DO?

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do?” Maybe you were told this as a child, or maybe it was just implied.  “The rules are different for you than they are for me.” “I can do these things, but […]


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