Tuesday, November 29 2022 - 8:50 PM

Family Life

A Baby’s Joy

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Webster doesn’t usually make for easy reading, but the definition of joy pretty well wraps it up! As a noun, joy is “excitement or pleasurable …

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Money and Marriage

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“What a day!” Joshua and MaryEllen both would have agreed with this statement, except they would have added more adjectives such as fantastic, marvelous, wonderful, …

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Organizing Family Reunions

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Few gatherings are as meaningful and as memorable as family reunions. As families grow and the individual members follow their own paths, family reunions serve …

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Scrapbooking

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I tried and failed at scrapbooking. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it and not that I didn’t buy all the supplies (yikes!), but I’m …

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Someone Important

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I used to be someone important. Formerly, I was a teacher educating a hundred kids each week. I loved my work. I loved the mentoring, …

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When to Start School

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Just because children typically start school or kindergarten at five or six years of age, and first grade at six or seven, doesn’t mean that …

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Giving The Gift of Life

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Death sometimes occurs abruptly, surprising unprepared relatives and loved ones. Then there’s the question of organ donation. Often families are asked to make this life-saving …

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Navigating Grief

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it,” observed Helen Keller. Many people have experienced the deep …

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Older Caregivers

lady looking out the window

It began with: “In sickness and in health….” It has been a promise, a commitment, and a way of life—a very personal part of couple …

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Knowing Names

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Parents and friends of children and youth are responsible for helping younger generations avoid drugs and risky sexual behaviors. If we neglect to do this, …

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