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From My Heart

Hearing Him

Posted by on Dec 5, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

Hearing Him

Christmas is here! For the first time in forever – we have our lights and tree up by December 1!  Hooray! With the kids grown, though, I can only go to the Toy section to shop for Operation Christmas Child OR our soon-to-be granddaughter expected in March!  We still do an Advent Calendar, opening each door, one day at a time, waiting for Christmas to finally arrive!  Although I enjoy Elf and Home Alone to stir some Christmas Cheer – “His” Story is still the one...

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Band of Angels

Posted by on Oct 31, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

Band of Angels

Band of Angels is dedicated to creating greater understanding of the full and rich lives of people with differences by helping parents, educators, persons with disabilities and medical professionals recognize the true potential of all people.

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Hurricane Ike

Posted by on Oct 1, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

Hurricane Ike

We watched the news as long as we could, before turning in for the night when Hurricane Ike arrived in Texas.  Days before, charting Ike’s course – not knowing where it will hit – but certain it would hit somewhere on the Gulf.  “Only” a catagory 2 – maybe 3 hurricane, we decided to stay put, as it would only be the winds we’d have to deal with – and not the flooding.  The winds howled through the night and Havilah, who felt sure we should...

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School is Back

Posted by on Sep 2, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

School is Back

School is back and all the cute ways that teachers attempt to get to know their students… Havilah was asked to label seven events of her life and put it on a timeline. With a start from school that included her birth and the most recent news that she would soon be an aunt – her homework was to find 5 more events. When I attempted to draw events out of her – she could only come up with recent events – like “I spent the night at my cousins.” – or “I...

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From my (Father’s) Heart

Posted by on Jul 5, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

While at a meeting, a young mother stood to share how God had healed their daughter of cerebral palsy. As she ran happily into her mother’s arms, I wondered, … ” well, Lord, if you would do this for her, would you do this for our daughter as well?”  It was just a passing thought…  for we know already that Havilah is a “precious one”, and our love for her is unquestionable, but I couldn’t help and  wonder, ‘What if….?”  And...

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Fantasy Meets Reality

Posted by on Jun 16, 2008 in From My Heart | 0 comments

If you can – visit the land of Narnia again with Prince Caspian! It was there that Lucy, the youngest,  could first see Aslan! Others said they wanted to, “but perhaps they weren’t really looking.”  Narnia was in turmoil and they couldn’t understand why Aslan would not prove Himself to them! After seeing an empty tomb, 2,000 years ago, three women were sent back to tell the disciples with a promise that they would see the Lord. One woman saw Him and tried to...

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