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I just returned from a mission trip with our church's high school group.  Over 100 students from various parts of the country came together for 10 days to serve the poor of central Jamaica. Some helped with a local VBS while most assisted with building homes. At the end of each day the students hang out…

Graduation

Cecilia was asked to give the invocation for graduation. That morning, she asked my husband Terrell and me to read her prayer.  The focus of her prayer was thanksgiving to God - for their teachers, their friends, their accomplishments, their challenges and their trials.  She was marking the end of this season of her life…

God’s Timing

You never know when they’re going to come…the tears.  Cecilia’s two best friends in high school were coming by later on.  We had a gift for each of them, but I wanted to write the girls a note.  With each note, I got as far as ‘Dear Julia’ and ‘Dear Hayes’, but then I couldn’t see…

Pause

Our daughter Cecilia graduates in less than a week from high school. She is our youngest child. This afternoon our church hosted a Baccalaureate service for the senior class. It's a simple service with a few prayers and a brief message. It’s like a pause before graduation to publicly and collectively thank God for His…

Rainy Days

Today it has rained all day long. On days like today, I think of moms with preschoolers, especially moms with little boys who really need to expend their energy. Terrell and I had our three children quickly - three children in three years. The oldest two are boys, fifteen months apart, and they always had…

Laundry

Never thought I’d look forward to doing laundry….but nowadays, when I have lots of laundry, it means at least one of our sons is home from college! As I was sorting the piles the other day, I thought, “This is actually a love language gesture from me to them.”  I love doing this for them…