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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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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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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Permalink 11:31:00 pm, by Mary Email , 794 words
Categories: Church, America

Come Thou Fount

Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

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Permalink 09:25:00 am, by Mary Email , 322 words
Categories: Everyday Life, House, Sewing, Family, Friends, Crazy Ideas

A Room With a Shoe

As long as there are feet, as long as there are back-packs, coats and karate belts, as long as all boys need to shed whatever burden they carry upon entering a building, there should be mudrooms.

Our house didn't have one.

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