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Intense Celebration

Today marks the 2 days of intense celebration of Dad’s life. Just wanted to say a quick thanks to all of you who have been so encouraging and to those of you who are here celebrating with us. Here are a verse and song that are significant to me today: Yet I am confident I…

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Dear Dad: Building Your Well

Dear Dad: It’s been one week since you went home to be with Jesus. I’m so very glad you are finally experiencing health and Mom thinks you might even have a full head of hair again! Mom has been working so hard to make the wake and memorial so very honoring of you. It is…

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I Am With You

From “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young: You can live as close to Me as you choose. I set up no barriers between us; neither do I tear down barriers that you erect. People tend to think their circumstances determine the quality of their lives. So they pour their energy into trying to control those situations….

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Dear Caleb: Your Birthday

Dear Caleb, You are already three days old. How does that happen? You were born on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:13pm the Michael O’Callahan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, NV. That’s right, you are a Vegas baby! It was quite an interesting day. Your dad worked all night the…

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Dear Dad: I’m Learning To Be Quiet

Dear Dad: I’ve been thinking this past week of all the things you’ve taught me. You taught me to change a tire, the oil filter, and the battery in my car. I grew up learning how to paint trim, cook yummy food, and cut the lawn appropriately for the occasion. You encouraged my curiosity of…

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Victory

There are so many things to be discouraged about lately. Too many to dwell on without getting overwhelmed and teary. Instead, I’m repeating these words like a mantra: Linking up with Rachel @ Finding Joy

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I WILL see goodness…

This was the verse of the day on the YouVersion app a few days ago and I thought it was exactly my attitude for this season of life. That may seem bizarre to you – my dad is battling an aggressive disease 3000 miles away and I’m figuring out how to deal with it through…

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She Is More Precious Than Rubies

You know those days when you can’t help but just admire someone? I’ve had a lot of those lately. My dad has taken his role as patient very seriously and is spending each of his days and nights reading his bible, praying, and encouraging all of us. My sister is in her sophomore year of…

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Not Fine

That’s what I’d tell you if you asked, “how are you?”. Life seems to be piling higher and deeper – McBaby comes in less than 2 months, Dad started chemo and is experiencing severe side effects, and the house is a mess because I can’t seem to pull it together. My thoughts are all over…

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Living in the Desert

Now that I’ve been back in Vegas for a few days, I’ve had time to think about what it’s like living in the desert (compared to the lush, green, coast of Connecticut). Yup, it’s definitely hot here. Don’t even think of saying, “Well, at least it’s a dry heat.” When it’s 112 degrees, I don’t…

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