A Family of My Own

In 1994, when I lived in Jerusalem, a friend and coworker there gave me a portion of Scripture that he said was a promise from God for me in Genesis, 21:15-21, because I had been faithful to God. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were...

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A Woman’s Gift

Today the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to a son. The world is watching in excitement. I never had the pleasure of becoming a mother. I always thought it didn't matter, that I didn't want children, that I was one of those people who weren't "meant"...

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Choking on the Covenant

When Ken and I got married, part of our wedding ceremony was communion. I recited the Hebrew blessing over the bread and grape juice. Well, when I get nervous my mouth gets dry, and I was very nervous that night. And I didn't think about drinking some water before the...

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Unlovely

My husband, Ken, planted a large sunflower garden in our backyard. There are several different varieties, Russian Mammoth, Autumn Beauty, and several others. I love them. They are all different and unique, but all beautiful. But there is more to them than just the...

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One Thing Leads to Another

I have a coffee cup that says "Crazy Cat Lady" on one side and "One Cat Leads to Another" on the other side. Six years ago Ken talked me into adopting a cat and now we have four, so I have proven the point; hence, the cup. But this isn't about my cats. It's about how...

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It’s All in the Choices We Make…

I remember an experience I had sometime during 1990, I was sitting on the podium of our congregation in Maryland, taping Asher's message (that was old school when you had to sit and watch the cassette tape and turn it over when the first side was full). All of a...

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