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September 11, 2020
TO MOTHERS THAT FORGET TO FOCUS ON WHAT'S GOING RIGHT

                      Yaquinta Lighthouse - 9/9/20    Yaquinta Lighthouse - 9/8/20   Our good friends, the Petersens, who we served with us in Kenya on our mission, came to visit us this past week. We were suppose to be on a cruise this week, together, to […]

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September 4, 2020
THE GIFT OF AGENCY OFFERS THE CHOICE TO BECOME

   Have you noticed that your adult children are living a life style nothing like you did at their age?  All those good values you thought you were embedding in their brains so that they would know how to act like a responsible adult and parent are not being copied.  Those actions that would not only help them […]

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August 28, 2020
ONLY OUR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS CAN CAUSE US TO SUFFER

"Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me".   Do you believe this?  Is this what your brain is telling you is true or are you arguing with it.  Haven't your adult children said lots of things that hurt?  "You just don't understand!"  "Quit telling me how to raise my kids." […]

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August 15, 2020
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (Part 3)

ARTWORK BY Jorge Cocco Santangelo     Of all the things Jesus Christ taught us, loving each other was the core principle.  He set the example by being willing to die a horrible death....all alone. (None Were With Him) In Matthew 19:19 Jesus says "Honour thy father and thy mother...." No conditions! NOT only when they […]

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August 8, 2020
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (PART 2)

LOVE THOSE YOU LOVE AS IF IT'S THEIR LAST DAY ON EARTH Some years ago, I had just gotten off the phone with my daughter and I was very sad and disappointed.  She had told me that she was putting her 6 month old twins in daycare, along with her 3 year old daughter.   My […]

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July 31, 2020
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE (PART 1)

(A photo of Herb Livsey.  My high school English teacher, a cherished friend, a mentor to my youngest son, Ben.  I loved this person enough to give his last name to my first born, Jared, as his middle name.)  Unconditional love......what does it feel like; what does it look like; what creates it.   Wikipedia […]

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July 23, 2020
BEING ABLE TO BE CALM AROUND GORILLAS IS CAUSED BY FEELING REVERENT AROUND GORILLAS

[This is my husband feeling a reverence for these beautiful animals that caused him to be quiet, very still, and just watch this Silverback.   We had the sacred experience of watching a family of gorillas for an hour up on a volcano in Rwanda, Africa.  Jeff was about six feet from this handsome guy.] […]

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July 16, 2020
FINDING MIRACLES EVERY DAY

[Love these kids.  Me, in Nairobi, Kenya 2016.  Everyone we met loved getting photographed.] I've always been fascinated with miracles.  I believe in miracles and I think that is the first step in having miracles happen in our lives.  Is a miracle an ideology, a gift from God, or a coincidental circumstance?  Whatever it is, […]

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July 1, 2020
" I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN"

(This is a picture of my husband the week President Obama made a visit to Nairobi, Kenya.  They put up American flags for good will.) We lived 18 months without the benefits, freedoms or opportunities that are offered to us here in America.  We loved, loved the people there.  We were there to help them […]

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