A few weeks ago my oldest daughter, Aletheia, turned four years old.
For several months now, Aletheia has been into Charlie Brown and Snoopy so as the first weekend of March arrived, preparations for a “Peanuts” birthday party were ready and waiting to go.
To my dismay, everything came to a screeching halt when my husband, Chris, was called out of town on business. “Don’t worry,” he told me. “I’ll be home in plenty of time to celebrate next weekend. I’m sure everyone will understand.”
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I know that for many of you Christmas has been over for a solid month, but for me, Christmas did not end until the last weekend of January.
Due to a new position at my brother-in-law’s workplace, my sister and her family were not able to make the 872 mile drive from their home in North Carolina to Michigan in time for Christmas this year. We all agreed that we would wait as long as necessary to celebrate the season if that’s what it took for us
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The snow crunched under my feet. I paused outside the heavy glass doors. The playground was eerily quiet, the lull before the storm of five to seven-year-olds about to invade. Slices of bread hung by yarn on a tree, flapping in the wind, awaiting hungry birds. I took a deep breath of the frigid, fresh air and steadied my mind and my heart to give what I had to a couple dozen kindergartners.
Wide chocolate brown eyes greeted me with delight.
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Do you know anyone who does not have a favorite “junk food?” I don’t either!
It seems that every time the pressure is on, my body’s first desire is more often than not, something fast, cheap, and sweet. There is something about taking that first bite, and the stress seems to fade away; until the last bite and then I realize that I am worse off than where I started!
This week, I‘ve been asked of Jesus to begin paying attention to something else that happens when stressors mount; I’ve
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