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A girl with a bandage on her face

November 1st, 2004 · 4 Comments

When I see a small child with a large bandage on her face, I feel vulnerable, as if I were the one wounded. Especially if the child is my daughter. Twice now Ted and I have taken a daughter to the ER. Abigail’s trip happened before her fourth birthday. Michaela’s turn happened Wednesday while we [...]

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Slow. Stop. Yield.

August 5th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Last Thursday I lost it. Or I came close to losing it. And as I was losing, I was finding… Ted was in Portland at OSCON. Abigail was ill with a fever but we had made reservations and spent money for the weekend in Astoria already. Also Ted was depending on us for his ride [...]

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We will never have enough time with family in this life

July 24th, 2004 · Comments Off

Sunday morning, our friends told us the story of Christian, an energetic young man they knew who drowned last week in an Everett swimming pool. As they described their thoughts and feelings from the week, our friends said We will never have enough time with family in this life. When someone you know, or even [...]

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Building an ark

June 10th, 2004 · Comments Off

Tuesday night as I went to bed, it was raining. Thick gray sheets from the sky, so hard and heavy I thought it was flooding. I thought about an ark and imagined myself beneath the covers seeking shelter from the storm. Snuggling in a safe place. I went to sleep thinking about Noah. Thinking about [...]

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Not quickly broken

May 25th, 2004 · Comments Off

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

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