Posts Tagged "parenting"

Giving Him Back to God

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Giving Him Back to God

Laughter and conversation filled the room as we waited for the graduates to file in.  It didn’t seem possible that four years had passed – four years of dorm rooms, vacation visits, exams, summer employment, four years of preparation for the career and future God had planned.   “No, it isn’t possible,” I thought.  “He can’t be graduating.”   The music started and the graduates began to file in.  Daniel smiled as he passed our row, his walk proud and strong as he made his way to his seat.   “Wasn’t it just yesterday he was graduating High School?  It...

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The Table

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

The Table

Sawdust filled the air, tickling my nose.  I tried not to sneeze, but I couldn’t hold it in.   “Ah-ah-ACHOO!”  Dust flew all over the little workshop.  “Sorry, Daddy,” I said quietly as my Dad looked up from his work at my dust-covered face.  He knew how much I disliked dirt and dust and that I absolutely hated to get dirty.  But, there I was in the shop, watching my Dad.   “Are you sure you want to be out here?  It’s only going to get worse,” he said to me as he watched me wiggle and squirm to keep from sneezing again.   “I know, Daddy.  I still want...

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Letters to Daddy

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Articles | 2 comments

Letters to Daddy

“My son, keep your father’s command, and do not forsake the law of your mother.  Bind them continually upon your heart.”  Proverbs 6:20 “Mom, what do I put on the envelope?”   Mom looked down at the letter in my hand and the blank envelope.  I had written several pages to my Dad who was at the time out in the field on military maneuvers.  I missed my father and wrote to him often, my letters to Dad tucked into the envelope along with my Mom’s.  This letter was special.  I had received an award in school and wanted to tell my Dad about it – all by...

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My Mother, My Friend

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

My Mother, My Friend

I have chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven, Cary Grant & Doris Day are on the television and my kitchen window is opened just enough to allow a chorus of bird-song in.  As I sip my afternoon coffee and wait for just the right time to take the cookies out, I think of my mom.  I have to smile.  If someone had told me 20 years ago that the woman in the kitchen baking cookies and watching black & white movies would be me instead of my mother, I would have laughed.  I have always loved and respected my mother, and I have prayed many times that I too would possess so many of her...

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Are We There Yet?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Are We There Yet?

I can remember as a child the many car-trips taken by my family.  When my brother and I were very young, we would pack into the little Volkswagon Bug and travel 6 or 8 hours at a time.  Within 15 minutes, one of us would ask our parents, “Are we there yet?”  The answer was always, “not yet – in a little while.”  And if we weren’t told where we were going, we would also ask, “Where are we going?”  Sometimes my parents would tell us and sometimes they would not.    As we grew older, the cars got a little bigger, the rides got longer, and the questions of “Are we...

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