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bravery

Becoming Brave: Modeling Courage for Our Kids

It is not uncommon for one of my kids to ask me to define a word for them. It happens daily. Their vocabulary is rapidly growing, but often words are used without understanding the definition. The other afternoon I decided to inquire about my kids’ understanding of bravery. When asked, “What does it mean to […]

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hospitality

Hospitality Is Food for the Soul

Hunger is constant. It can be satiated, but without fail, in a few short hours our stomachs growl again telling us it is time to eat. Just as our stomach is hungry for food, our souls are hungry for connection. This past October, after undergoing major surgery, just two months after unpacking boxes in a […]

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change

Providing Security in the Midst of Change

The tears most readily appear at bedtime. The nighttime routine of tickling backs and saying our prayers often opens up a safe place to voice the suppressed rumblings deep inside. This past year has been full of transition for our family, and the next month promises more of the same. After just less than a […]

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hood river

Hood River: A Family Day-Trip Guide

The quaint town of Hood River is a hidden jewel located along the Columbia River Gorge. My love for Hood River began as a tourist, and I now enjoy the benefits of being a resident. For over a decade, our family  made Hood River our vacation destination. Entering Oregon’s promised land of waterfalls, trails, and […]

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