Learning to Let Go

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The last few weeks have been quite busy at our house. My two youngest turned sixteen and are driving (with a permit). Johnny was asked to escort a pretty young classmate to the Navy Ball for NJROTC, and John took him to buy a new suit since he’s grown so much over the last year. Dara signed up to go …

The Perfect Gift

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November and December are my kitty’s favorite months. Our tree goes up November 1. It might take a week or two to get all the ornaments up, but that red velvet skirt goes around the base right away, and she loves to lie on it. It’s also about nine feet tall, which means the base is about six feet wide, …

Defend the Fatherless, part 3

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David Platt said, “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” Orphans face incredible life challenges. Orphans are more vulnerable to slave labor, suicide, violence, homelessness, lack of education, …

The Sparrow, the Robin and Two Trillion Galaxies

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Yesterday NASA announced they’d been wrong for decades. There aren’t 200 billion galaxies in the universe. There are more like 2 trillion. In the mid-1990s, astronomers arrived at the 200 billion figure with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope. Recently, however, a University of Nottingham team led by Christopher Conselice took another look. They concluded that more than 90 percent of …

Tyranny, Time and Trust

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So it’s 9:53 pm and I’m writing tomorrow’s blog post. I procrastinate. A lot. Or maybe I just have four children. Everything that is not bleeding, hungry, crying, yelling, or broken gets pushed to the bottom of the list, and a blog post tends to be very quiet. Invisible, even. Until I realize it’s Thursday night and something needs to …

The Problem of Pain

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I got a migraine last night—I don’t know how. I didn’t miss any of my doses of my preventive medicine, and there’s not a storm coming that I know of. But before the pain med kicked in I was literally in tears. The medicine will dull the throbbing but it will still last two or three days, and can make me sleepy. It’s …