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Mighty Man of Valor

This past week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with my parents as they prepare to move across the country.  It was a bittersweet time- celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary, sharing laughter and tears, packing boxes, letting it sink in that the quick trips that I have been privileged to make over the past 4 years are coming […]

For those tears I died

This past weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to spend Father’s day with my daddy.  I can’t remember the last time that I was able to do this.  It actually might be 13 years ago- the Father’s day before I got married! It was so special.  To sit with my daddy and hold his hand.  To sing hymns with him. […]

On Forgetting

It’s Friday once again, so I am linking up with and Five Minute Friday!  (take the given subject, write for 5 minutes only with no editing-whew!) This is going to be an emotional one for me- here goes! Dearest Daddy, My heart is breaking slowly.  It breaks a little bit more every time mom tells me something new that […]

Counting my blessings

I have a treasure chest in my spare bedroom. Okay, it’s more of a filing cabinet, but it is TREASURE for sure! It contains the entirety of my dad’s sermons in his own handwriting with dates of when and where he preached and notes on how the sermon was received. For the past couple of days, I have had one […]

Tribute to a Life Well Lived

He was 17 when he started drinking. He had been the bread winner for his family for the previous 5 years- his dad died when he was 12. It wasn’t long before he was drinking all of the time. He didn’t have a life outside of drink. He was still working, but he really doesn’t remember how. He lived like […]