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My Busy, but Blessed Day

While enduring physical therapy, I began feeling sorry for myself. My headaches persisted, leg ached, and my neck and shoulders complained often. “Should I keep coming if I’m not sure this is doing any good? You’re adding another exercise?!” Yes, … Continue reading

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Dad’s Presence – the Best Present

I see my breath in the brisk air. Frost covers the green grass where light snow once rested. Large ornaments hang from our 40-foot evergreen tree sheltering a life-size nativity scene. Faithful Joseph and Mother Mary hover close and guard … Continue reading

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Special Traditions

  What’s it like during the Holidays without our special people around? On one hand, I try to be excited about the holiday season outwardly, but inwardly I’m still remorseful and dejected thinking about empty places at our table.    It’s tough … Continue reading

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quote from granddaughter

Quote from our granddaughter, Liberty, “Nana, I’m really not in the mood for a nap, but I’m really into opening presents and stockings!” .

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Christmas joys

Watching Toy Story, eating popcorn and cookies, snuggling together in the chair…that’s what grandparenting is all about! .

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Chutes and Ladders!

Blessings to the anonymous donor of a ‘Chutes & Ladder’ game! Christmas morning, our family discovered a wrapped gift placed on our doorstep. The note attached to the gift read:             “To the Lasher grandchildren from Santa!” Blessings to the … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the Highest

Nothing quite equals the magical awakening of Christmas through a child’s eyes! All is new; all is good; all is alive, and all is well! Oh that we as adults could capture and model this innocent character. The world and … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Long down coat–check; 2 layers under that–check; tall warm boots–check; scarf–check; Hood–check; Large goggle-like glasses–check (not for sun, but to reduce wind chill on face); Deer skin mittens–check.  Yup, guess I’m now ready to walk outdoors to clear my head … Continue reading

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“Hold on!”

  First thing this morning, I hear the words to Hold On, by Toby Mac. Listen to the meaning behind the words: “Wake up to the morning light – wipe away the lonely night – let a brand new day … Continue reading

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Oh Holy Night!

  I heard “Oh Holy Night” on the radio on the way to church this morning. I thought to myself how cool that would be to have that song sung at my funeral or “home to glory” service. Not a … Continue reading

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