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Gift

It was Christmas 2010. I had just received the greatest gift I could ever unwrap, a baby boy swaddled up in a soft white muslin blanket. Not just any baby boy, however, he was a big brown eyed, curly haired boy, exactly the answer to my husband and I’s prayers. We’d been praying five years to… Continue reading Gift

Family Relationships · Gabriella · parenting · Suffering · Trust

Unknown

   She came downstairs on Tuesday, the day after her fainting spell, and said "mommy I wanted to tell you, Jesus loves me and will always keep me safe."  From the mouth of babes - at times - God speaks to us exactly what we need to hear. My precious girl had a follow up… Continue reading Unknown

Suffering

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I laid her pint-size body in her big old full size bed and was struck by the memory of families I had met that week who shared a bed smaller than my three-year old daughters. The Dominican Republic is a beautiful island. The turquoise waters, palm trees and warm white sands in contrast to the… Continue reading Home

Redemption · Rescue · Suffering · Trust

Suffering

I looked up from whichever distraction I had chosen to occupy my mind on that nine hour journey south. The blue SUV to the right was edging into our lane, inches from knocking us into the concrete median. My renaissance man swerved to avoid the inevitable crash, yet at 70 miles per hour that sharp… Continue reading Suffering