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Just this one relationship…

I doubt that there is anyone who has better friends or more friends than I do.  I am grateful to God and to my friends for the gift they are to me. Yet, I find myself mourning the lack of … Continue reading

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Love Through a New Lens

“Could we have a birthday party for Molly?” I answered, “Sure”, without really thinking much about what my adopted granddaughter was really wanting to do. It didn’t occur to me, at the time, that I had never even heard of … Continue reading

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I am Home

For background on this story please read Silverstrands.org Mar 3, 2017 Between then and now (April 16, 2017) this dog has been transported to my home where she “was” to stay “temporarily” but…   (Story through Molly’s eyes) It’s taken … Continue reading

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Because He Loves Them

I know of a young man who is coming to Wisconsin from Houston for Christmas. When he married his beautiful young wife, almost three years ago, he was blessed with two delightful children, as well. The boy is now nine … Continue reading

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Tape Reveals Family secret

I found an old cassette tape labeled “Mom and Dad”. After some searching I found a “Boom Box” that had the capacity to play cassette tapes. The first side was Mom playing a little electronic organ. I can picture her … Continue reading

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Both Old and Homesick

I never knew old people would feel waves of homesickness. I thought that was an experience of children. But today I passionately miss both my Mom and my Dad. Maybe it is because today is their wedding anniversary. I nurtured … Continue reading

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How does God Spell “Healing”?

Today I visited a man who has what doctors call a terminal case of cancer. A white Mercedes-Benz is parked at the entrance of the driveway. He told me he was selling it to pay for his funeral expenses. A … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Keep Singing

You say you want me to sing like when I was a child. It was fun to sing then. My voice was clear. I sang alone when I was three and everyone smiled. I harmonized at home as family and … Continue reading

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Read the End of the Book

I am preparing for a Memorial Service I did not expect to attend. The person who is being remembered is younger than I am. If I let my natural mind calculate, then she died too early. I also need to … Continue reading

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For This I Need My Dad

I think we were either in second or third grade. We were the only two girls in our one room grade school. That alone would have created a space for becoming best buddies, but we also loved being together. We … Continue reading

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