Tuesday, November 29 2022 - 8:38 PM

Reasons to Live

Stranger at the Door?

One fall day on a Saturday morning in our small Midwestern town our doorbell rang.  Opening the door I was surprised to see our college …

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My Messy Spouse

Like many young women in the first years of marriage I had expectations of a lifestyle that included the things of my dreams. At the …

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Snow Days

Was that snowstorm my fault? When everything closed shop and we were told to stay home, I told my niece that I’m treating it as …

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My Addicted Brother

It had been many years since I’d married and moved to the other side of the country with my husband and little boys. Now I …

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Two Cars

I was so glad to learn that our new pastoral intern’s wife, Jane, was a crafter. In the course of getting to know her, she …

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The Lost Penny

I never wanted my children to grow up. Children are adorable and a constant source of joy. Penny has Down Syndrome and is a granddaughter …

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Treasured Recipe Cards

The old family recipe box sat on many a kitchen counter during our childhood. It was usually messy and overflowing but your mother wouldn’t hear …

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A Runaway Car

One beautiful autumn morning my husband and I traveled along the New York State Thruway, listening to music on cassettes rather than chatting. The year …

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