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LEAPS AND BOUNDS

My mother has amazed everyone with the huge progress she has made. She will be moved to a nursing home later this week, after nearly three weeks in ICU. After her broken bones strengthen, she will begin rehabilitation therapy. Against all odds, she hung in through the first awful week which included many pints of […]

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SERENITY

One of the things I was trying to articulate in a conversation Sunday night was a response to the question. “How could God let an awful thing like this happen?” I slept on it and came up with this: I have come to believe that events are not arranged any more than our responses to […]

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DECIDING WHAT TO DO

It’s no secret that I’m more comfortable “doing” than “being.” The joke is that I have to stop myself once in awhile with the words, “You’re a human being, not a human doing!” My first response to my mother’s terrible car accident was pain for her pain and fear of losing her. The next day, […]

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A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT

Some people are indomitable. My mother is one of these. During her 74 years on this earth, she has been a guiding light of inspiration to many. A beacon that was nearly extinguished on Friday, January 5, 2006. On Friday evening, Mom and Dad were in a terrible car accident. They were driving into Shippensburg, […]

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A NEW SISTER

I’m about to get a new sister! My brother James is marrying Kathryn in one week and Bob and I will have a new sister. Neither of us had sisters until our brothers started getting married. Bob has three brothers and I have five and after December 30th, we’ll have four sisters between us. Growing […]