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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Dear Friends and Family, As 2021 began, we had a growing anticipation in our hearts. It felt like the turning of a page, a new beginning of sorts. 2020 was a particularly difficult year for our family and we were looking forward to a different kind of year. We didn’t know it then, but 2021 would turn out to be […]

The Importance of Mentors

This morning, I woke up early thinking about two friends of mine, one who is younger than me, one older. I love both of them dearly and I haven’t lived close to either of them for over a decade. When we talk, it is as if no time has passed. But too much time HAS passed since our last conversations. […]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Dear Family and Friends, This year has not been what any of us hoped for when we were anticipating 2020. The unexpected, the uncertainties and the unprecedented nature of this year have left all of us reeling. Yet this year has brought joy in the midst of sorrow, hope when all seemed lost and a deeper love for others. As this […]

Even If… I Still Will

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~Jim Elliot, missionary to Ecuador, martyred on January 8, 1956 As we drove through the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, a breathtakingly beautiful country, Jim Elliot’s words resonated in my heart. While our team of nine from Rochester, NY made it safely home and our […]

It’s a Wonderful Life

Remember no man is a failure who has friends. ~Clarence in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dear Friends and Family, As we watched the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” last night, a tradition that always causes me to reminisce about my sweet Daddy who loved this movie, I was struck by how successful my life has been. I am […]