Our Beloved Phillippis

Here are some of my favorite pictures with the Phillippis!     Friends. . .  God sisters. . .  Role models. . .  Soul sisters. . .  Men of Herculean power. . .  . . . the power of love! “The smallest act of pure love is of more value to the church than all other…

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Baptism of the Holy Spirit

     The sweetest lady in the world was just asking some important and profound questions about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  I have an opinion, although it is only an opinion and I have much to learn.  But so far, this is what I think:     The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is…

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Amazing Dream

     Never do I remember having a religious dream.  I have never dreamed of church, Mass, etc. that I can recall.      But a few nights ago, I was crying myself to sleep.  I was missing my dad, my mother in law, and my father in law who is moving away from us….

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The Ozarks

     We went camping in the Ozarks.  Spur of the moment decision, instigated by, of course, Ron.  It was pure delight: R and R at its best!      Leigh was my “Buddy”: we were inseparable.  She said, “I have four buddies: Mom, Dad, God the Father, and Jesus.”  By the end of the…

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A loss and a gain

     Maw Maw’s death is quite a loss.   So, so hard for Ron, the kids, Ronnie Sr., and all of us.      Her funeral was so beautiful.  Such a powerful wake and funeral.  Many, many people said how taken they were with it.  One friend said, “Now I know why Miss Donna…

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Every Moment Counts

     I love my life.  I have a great family, home, wonderful friends and family.      That said, it is HARD.  Today, as every day, I could hardly make it through.  I knew it before I descended the stairs: it was going to be a challenge.  Paying the bills with a baby who…

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