Tag Archives: Family

One Small Child

Several years ago our family began attending a newly established congregation of local believers, which was a big step for our growing family to move out of our comfort zone into a new place.  All of our younger children had … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Buffaloes

Ever experience that magical event that occurs when you place a yard sale sign in front of your house?  The sign seems to act like a homing beacon of sorts, emitting some kind of bargain hunter attractant and suddenly, ten … Continue reading

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Grandpa Santa

Silence is golden.  I’m thankful that Katrina added water to our large fish aquarium in the living room last night before going to bed.  Yesterday the sound was atrocious, as if I were on a white water rafting trip while … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

Boys like to dig.  I suppose I did my share of it when I was once one, and have done plenty since, but there is just something inside of most boys that make them want to dig in the dirt.  … Continue reading

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Farewell to Soapy

Most of our Sunday had come and gone.  It was a leisurely one for a change, the way God intended it, our day of rest.  We had attended church that morning, come home and had a simple lunch, and then … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Storytime

There she goes again, bounding gracefully by as she wisps through the room like a deer in the forest.  Her two little legs continually hop-skip wherever they take her, and as every leap separates her feet from the floor, she … Continue reading

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The Last Day of January

I left work today with great anticipation of seeing snowflakes in abundance, hoping the weatherman’s prediction hadn’t failed us again.  It hadn’t.  God came through for him today, giving him a much needed boost to his reputation for a change.  … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs for Christmas

The lights on the Christmas tree have not received the news, as they are still blinking wildly.  For all practical purposes Christmas is over.  A nap is being taken by the youngest of our bunch, and the only noise I … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Christmas

The time had finally arrived.  After twelve long months of waiting, the time had come that we would get to spend the evening together dragging boxes out of the attic.  It came without warning, just snuck up on us.  On … Continue reading

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The Turkey Marathon

Today is Thanksgiving, but the Turkey Marathon began for me almost a week ago.  I believe today will be my seventh day in a row of consuming turkey.  Should there remain a nibble of a giblet today, tomorrow will likely … Continue reading

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