Category Archives: family matters

more of the same

What better way to start a post about the nothing we’ve been doing for weeks now? Did that sound like complaint? I assure you it is not! We are of all people most blessed to have so few worries in … Continue reading

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a variety of joy

If I don’t experience joy every day, I need to reexamine what makes me joyful! Above all, I take great joy in my identity as a Jesus follower and the brightest future known to man. The past few days delivered … Continue reading

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face plate

Four of our five local grandkids celebrate birthdays in February (stretched two days into March). To simplify birthday giving last year, Mauri and I gifted each one with this: Can you see through the plastic? It’s a ceramic plate with … Continue reading

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holiday travel highlights

Part One On Christmas morning I left on a jet plane for some adventures with my Anderson and Carlson “kids.” The Arizona family’s celebration was already in full motion, but they held off the fun gift exchange followed by a … Continue reading

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a tenth home for the holidays

It’s hard to assimilate this year’s Thanksgiving build. Going into it I thought, as I often do, I’d go light this year on the pictures, then pick a few favorites to report here. After all, you who follow this blog … Continue reading

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blended-family advantage

I recently recalled a conversation with Quinn from long, long ago when she told me she’d been at the mall with her high-school friend. They had just passed a group of girls when she leaned in to tell Quinn: “I … Continue reading

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oh how God loves those babies!

It’s been 12 years since Quinn and her family traveled from Colorado to Juarez, Mexico, with a team from their church to build a house for a deserving family. While they were there she learned that one in four babies … Continue reading

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