Category Archives: grace

Thanksgiving Lesson

Hey, it’s Cole! I am new to this whole “blog” thing. My writing is usually just for my eyes because it is very emotional to what is going on in my life at the moment. As my sister pointed out, … Continue reading

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Eat the Oreos and Lean in…

If you ever had a problem you went to dad with, you know he did not sugarcoat his advice. If he thought you needed to get your crap together, he told you without mincing words. I think that is one … Continue reading

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I think we can all agree that 2020 has been nothing short of awful. The effects of a lock down, quarantine, travel restrictions, constant mask wearing, and more will be felt for months to come, not to mention the mourning … Continue reading

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Every Family Tells a Story

Every Monday, dad would whip up a special “Words of the Week” post to get our week started. I am not as good at finding special quotes or funny comics so I will have to rely on my siblings for … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Want

I’m back for another Five Minute Friday rambling on, as has become my custom, Saturday. Five Minute Friday is a discipline where independent writers join together at Kate Motaung’s site — Heading Home — to transform thoughts on a specific … Continue reading

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In the Blink of and Eye — It’s All About Faith 1

Be still, and know that I am God! … Psalm 46:10a I think you may have sensed a current of deep and abiding faith in these pages. While we mourn Mom’s death, we also celebrate her life and the blessed … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 5

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We finally sprung Mom from the hospital on Sept. 1, but it was quickly evident she was getting weaker and weaker. She fell a couple of times … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 3

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 I suggested to Mom we might consider going to Illinois for Stacia’s graduation in early June. In typical Mom fashion, she thought of a 1,000 reasons why … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 2

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 I  know Mom appreciated everyone coming for Mother’s Day. “It really did me good,” she wrote, “kept my mind off things. Unfortunately when they left reality returned.” … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye — The Final Five Months 1

Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer … Romans 12:12 We actually have to go back a little further than April 2008. Back in November, both Mom and I got sick … just colds. The problem was … Continue reading

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