• Can U Do It?


    When I was a little girl I used to dream of becoming a Maryknoll nun. I would see myself all dressed up in a habit with my sleeves rolled up, giving life-saving shots of medicine to long lines of children. I would hug each one and tell them how much…

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  • Leaning Into the Sun


    My dear friend Liz gave me an aluminum plant for my birthday this year. I put it in our prayer room and set it on the window seat ledge. I have never ever seen a plant react toward the sun like this tiny plant does. Within an hour all the…

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  • The Treasure Chest

    two of our earthly treasures, our daughter and granddaughter

    When you were a child did you ever hope to find a treasure chest, dig it up and find handfuls of beautiful glittering jewels of priceless worth? I did and I knew if I did I would give them to my mom and we would be rich and she would…

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  • How Merry is Your Heart?


    One of my favorite scriptures in the world is Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” I did not feel like being merry the other day my heart was heavy. I had attended a dear friend’s anniversary party and loved seeing…

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  • Where are the Blessings?

    Woman to Woman recently aired a very special show about blessing your family. Dr. John Trent is the co-author of “The Blessing,” a book that sold over one million copies. When he was the recent guest on our show we talked about his new book, “30 Ways a Mother Can…

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  • Will We Ever Stop With the Words?


    Do you like words? I love them. When I was a little girl my mom would be at work and I would get lonely sometimes. When I did I would pick up a book I borrowed from the library and then I would be whisked away to far-away lands as…

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  • From Ashes to Fire


    My husband Ned and I were in an accident this week on our way home from Phoenix. We went up to visit our children, especially our daughter Paige, who was here for a short vacation. She is an elementary school teacher in Germany with the Dept. of Defense. We had…

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  • Only Laughter Need Apply

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    I was all set to write a scathing blog about how a friend “unfriended” me because she claimed we said too much about Jesus on our Facebook. My husband Ned and I share a Facebook page and we love to see all the different messages that come up daily and…

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  • Not Too Late I Hope


    In some countries of Africa there is a saying when a person has died…they are “late.” I thought it was really unusual when I read this but I kinda liked it. The thing I did not like is the fact that it reminded me of some people in my life…

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  • Sticks Like Glue


    There is a Girl Scout song my friend April and used to sing when we sat around the campfire at Girl Scout camp at Mt. Lemmon. "Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” I can still remember the sparks flying off the huge…

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