Category Archives: parenting

Lead with Love

I don’t remember mom and dad talking to us about a lot of serious things. Maybe they talked to my siblings – but I just don’t remember them talking to me about things like racism, worldview, the Bible, or even … 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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Blink of an Eye — Growing Up on Philip Avenue 2

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God… 1 John 4:7 The other thing I remember is the night we became pregnant. To me, there is no … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday … Because

It’s Friday. Time for Five Minute Friday. Under Kate Motaung’s direction, hundreds of bloggers rally around a themed word and, well, write for five minutes. No rules. No backtracks. Nothing profound. Not perfect. Just five minutes of writing, letting the … Continue reading

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Thank You for All My Blessings

How fitting. My latest granddaughter — Hayleigh Ilizabeth-Joy Siccardi — made her appearance this afternoon at 4:45 p.m., appropriately on National Grandparents Day. Hayleigh weighed in at seven pounds, five ounces and stretched 20 1/2 inches. My son advises me … Continue reading

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I’m not qualified to expand on this installment of 50 things that really matter, so let’s just call this a re-post. 50 things that really matter, of course, is the little book we received as a gift from JoAnn by … Continue reading

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A Drink of Water

As I’ve mentioned before, I send weekly Words for the Week to family and friends. They are just small snippets of encouragement. I don’t blast the e-mails. I send them separately as a reminder to specifically take the time to … Continue reading

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Country Christian — No. 6

Moving right along, here is the latest installment on those country songs that have — at least for me — a Christian message. I opened the series with Beer with Jesus by Thomas Rhett, way back in October (Oct. 13). … Continue reading

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