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Caregiving, It’s Hard!

I prayed that God would make it possible for me to spend more time with my mother during her waning years. God answered my prayer, and I now live about 5 miles from her home. I’m not a full-time caregiver, but I share some responsibilities with my brother by helping...

Christmas Joy

Last weekend proved to be a challenging one for us. Our plans for Saturday were quickly changed when my husband discovered a broken water pipe beneath our mobile home. Do you know how hard it is to find a plumber who will come to your house on a Saturday, even for an...

Christmas Advent Tradition

What traditions or activities during Advent add meaning to your celebration of Christ’s birth? The church in which I grew up did not celebrate the season of Advent. We had the Sunday school Christmas play, the choir cantata, and Sunday school lessons and sermons...

Family and Immigrants

FAMILY AND IMMIGRANTS     Today is my mother’s 105th birthday. Born in 1914, she is the child of immigrant parents. Her mother came to the United States with her family from a mountain village in northern Italy. Her father, a native of Cornwall, England,...