New Way to Love

   Ron and I facilitated a New Way to Love retreat at the University of Dallas this weekend for about a dozen couples.  It was such a great experience!  The couples seemed to be totally transformed.  What a blessing the program is.  We are grateful to be a part of it!

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The Sickies!

I’ve been home with Sebastian and Annie all week, both of whom have been sick.  Then Clare and Ron got it!  Poor guys!  But fun to be together.  Clare and I wrote in her prayer journal today, getting good Bible verses and prayers and things for which to be grateful.  It was lovely.  

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Junior Cheerleaders

    Clare and Leigh had such fun being part of the junior cheerleading squad at Faustina!When the announcer said each girl’s name in the microphone, the crowd cheered extra loud for Clare–yay!!

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Social Life for Kids Can be Hard!

Oh I am heartbroken.       Mary was completely left out of her ballet class, again.  Two and a half hours, and no one included her.  She said it gave her a lot of time to pray.  She was also heaving sobs when she got home from school today–a group project gone awry, a…

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Uncle David

Here are my favorite things about Uncle David:1) His love for algorithms2) His art3) His Christian conversion (or reversion, as it were)4) His thoughtfulness to my Mom (his ex-sister-in-law??) which is unadulterated and unsurpassed5) His bizarre ability to turn every single thing into a joke–no matter how dark.  He is better than Saturday Night Live.

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Skipping

    Leigh is eight, and was skipping through the store this weekend.  As her hair bounced and her dress flounced, I thought, “Soon she will stop skipping.  And that day I will cry.  She is so precious.  She is so youthful.”     She is younger than her age–she plays with Annie regularly.  She acts…

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Gotta Love It!

The finest, best-behaved, most critically-thinking, most passionate young human beings I have ever met were homeschooled children.  My awe of some of these children inspired me to homeschool, with the hopes of my children turning out a fraction as wonderful as these young people were.  [Caveat: Not all homeschooled children are well-behaved and balanced.  But…

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Quote of the Week

“Therefore, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.”       1 Peter 4:19      My sweet sister Kim suggested that we both memorize this verse.  I love it!     This passage has such huge implications.  When there is suffer about which we…

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You are a Saint

   I ran into an old friend today, whom I had not seen in 4 years.  It was lovely to catch up.  I asked her about her 24 year old son.     “Oh, please!  Are you kidding?  He is a complete disaster.  I raised him better, but he is a louse.  He does not…

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The Guidance of God

I truly believe that God can speak to you and guide you as you discern decisions.Last week I was praying for God’s guidance regarding a decision I had to make about taking on more professional work.  That day, a hundred times through the day, crises occurred and I thought, “I don’t have the time to…

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