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Grandma and Fevers

Grandma and Fevers

By T.J. Whenever my kids fall sick with a fever, I think about my paternal grandmother. In my life, I have only met her a handful of times but my few memories of her are filled with a sunny warmth and images of her small, cluttered house in Kyoto. When I first...

A Memorial Tribute to My Wife Giusi Johnson

A Memorial Tribute to My Wife Giusi Johnson

By Mark Johnson When I think about my late wife Giusi, I am in an endless state of awe and amazement. I had the privilege to witness the life of a very special person up close for 17 years. It’s hard to believe that 23 years have gone by since her time of passing. I...

My Grandmother’s Voice from on High

My Grandmother’s Voice from on High

By Alan Inman A couple of years after separating from my father, I turned about 5 years old and my mother made the painful decision to send my brother and me to live with Mama & Papa in Wilson, North Carolina. My mother was the 11th of 12 children and not so long...

Home for Lunch

Home for Lunch

“Okay, boys, it’s safe to cross now.” Ginny was the crossing guard at the busy intersection next to Kittredge Elementary School. She had blown her whistle, and the cars had all stopped. In the morning and afternoon, she served hundreds of small children walking to...

With Me

With Me

By T.K. I was speaking to my son and I recounted with him the fact that he was in my stomach for a long time. Nine months! But then I realized that - in some sense - the potential of him had been with me basically my entire life. He giggled when I said that - in a...

Letter to My Children

Letter to My Children

My dear children, This world is not the world I wished you would have to grow up in. I look to the future, and sometimes it looks so uncertain. I look at what surrounds you, and sometimes I weep. I wish you didn’t have to see and experience what this world is. But,...

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s really only when you become a mother that you understand that all mothers have a secret mission. This mission is gifted to us by God and is a life-long one with challenges, obstacles, payoff, and benefits in spades. It is one that, if we’re willing and...

The Greatest Job: Motherhood

The Greatest Job: Motherhood

A tribute to moms.  This is a video called: The World's Toughest Job. Please watch, enjoy and cry in gratitude for our mothers. The video was originally made for Mother's Day, but the role of "mom" is full-time, 24/7, 365 days of the year.  So the message applies all...

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