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How to Express the Unspoken

Hugs, kisses, praise don’t come easily to us. Our family practices a stoic, unspoken love. So how do three daughters tell a dying mother how much we adore her? She was turning 92. A Google search revealed that Jackie Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Sign Here

I put a washable marker at each place setting so guests can sign their names right on my plain white table cloth . Then I backstitch the names and use the cloth again next year. It’s a wonderful record log … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt

In my 40s, I spent summers with my widowed mother in England. Before returning to New York, I would write playful notes and hide them around her house. Under the silver candlestick, she discovered: “The butcher, the baker and the … Continue reading

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Birthday Lies

My twin brother and I exchange gifts on our birthday. In recent years, he’s gotten lazy about it. His presents often seem like last-minute efforts. This year was our 30th birthday, so I expected a little more. But when he … Continue reading

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Strength

It’s helpful to know that God will never call on us to do something for which He has not already equipped us. As Paul reminds us, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us” (v. … Continue reading

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