Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrating all the amazing mothers and grandmothers

and the peace that their loving care brings

A Mother Is God’s Gift

A Mother Is God’s Gift

by Naomi MacMurdie “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” —Tenneva Jordan  This Mother’s Day is the first time I get to celebrate as a mother myself with my own mom. I’m...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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