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When Daddy Comin?

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For the past two weeks, I have been home with my family celebrating our new arrival! Since there is only so much I can do for our new baby, most of my time was spent playing with and taking care of our 20 month old son. I loved this time of bonding with him, and he loved the time with his daddy. I knew it would be difficult for him when I started back to work on Friday. Sure enough, …

Angel Tree

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When I was a child, my family fully embraced the traditions of Christmas. We decorated our home with the most cherished ornaments, lights, and bows. We handmade or purchased gifts with much thought about the receiver. We made plans to go to Grandma’s house for Christmas Eve, and my mother allowed us kids to be a part of the month-long baking of cookies, cakes, and holiday pies. Our home functioned much like every other home in our neighborhood. However, with …

What Is Prayer, Really?

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In this post-9/11 world, you hear a lot about prayer.  The power of prayer, prayer this, prayer that.  But really, what is this “prayer” thing all about anyway?  Sure, it’s talking to God, but is that it?  Or could it possibly be something more? I was raised to pray before each meal and before I went to bed each night.  I still do that, thank God for each meal and a short little prayer before drifting to sleep each night.  …