04/21/14

Permalink 04:40:00 am, by Mary Email , 665 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Writing

Whoever Hates Correction...

My middle son has adopted a verse in Proverbs as his favorite. He found it on his own and when he read it, he made up his mind to memorize it. If I need it quoted I can point to him and say, "Ivan, tell us your favorite verse." and he will recite it proudly.

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04/15/14

Faith Comes by Hearing

I took the new black nylon diamond out of the back of my van hoping the wind would sustain it. Aron ran along beside me, mostly disinterested in kite flying when there was a playground within sight. I wasn't trying to test his patience, but I wanted to see if this new one was flight worthy.

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04/10/14

Permalink 10:01:00 am, by Mary Email , 909 words
Categories: Everyday Life, Ivan, Family, Parenting

Don't Wait

Dear Seniors at MJCA,

I am a mom of a fourth grader, a second grader and a kindergartener at MJCA. Yesterday in the elementary chapel, some of you made an appearance to talk about your elementary school years and to answer questions that the young children had for you. My three boys recounted some of the silly things that were said, but as they quieted down my middle son, Ivan, said, "I learned something."

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04/03/14

Permalink 10:50:00 am, by Mary Email , 1213 words
Categories: Family, Parenting, America

Real Cowboys

I had a treasure in my Grandma Katie. She wasn't like so many of my friend's grandmas. She didn't try to look young or act like she belonged with us. She simply acted like a grandma and we loved it so much, even as teenagers, we wanted her wherever we were. She was an absolute classic. She had long white hair she wore up in a bun every day, aprons that were as important as any other part of her wardrobe, maybe more important, and love that seemed to show up in the most amazing ways.

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03/31/14

This is My Story

Blessed Assurance: Jesus is Mine.

I knew the words, but the assurance took some years to master. Jesus was always mine, but knowing how much I could have was a clouded sky.

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