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Why I Hate Mother’s Day

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I woke up on Sunday and groaned. Let the self-pity party begin. Where was my gift? My breakfast in bed with homemade cards? How about just a cup of coffee? My mother’s day vision in my head and my reality were not aligning! I continued on to church, grudgingly picking up the coffee for the fellowship hour. Couldn’t a MAN take care of this, just this once? The middle-aged woman…

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Ducks

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Ducks They were small, palm-sized. They huddled together in the murky water, jostling each other. One would give a small peep and the others quickly formed a line behind him. They would travel a few feet, only to dissolve back to the huddle and push someone else to the front. Already this was not my usual routine–my infant son had woken before dawn and so I plopped him in the…

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The Journey

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Has this happened to you?Dave and I were traveling home from a wedding with Charlie, about 14 months old. We were in the last row of the plane, the one bordering the bathroom, with the propeller at the window and the extra-low head clearance. (lovely.) The pilot’s voice: “Folks, (why do they always say folks??) we are in a holding pattern over Chicago waiting for the thunderstorms to clear up….

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God’s Loving Care

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Yesterday my neighbor dropped some Friendship Bread and “starter” over at my house. The friendship bread is delicious. The “starter” is quite the opposite. It is a gallon-sized plastic bag of cream colored goo. My friend’s husband thought it was breast milk. Breast milk in a ziplock freezer bag? Not only gross but unsanitary. Just as breast milk’s actual makeup is a mystery, so too the goo. However, unlike breast…

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