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About chinamom3078

I am a woman who loves Jesus who loved me first. Prone to wander and distraction is common for me as I seek to reflect Him in my daily life. I am wife, mom, and grandma who has lived on 3 continents in 26+ apartments, townhouses, military housing, suburbs and now a 200 plus year old farm house. Preparing and hosting meals for the hundreds who have passsed through our home has been a joy and blessing to our family as we listened and shared over meals, coffee, light nights and Bible studies. A rich life! I have reached the age to feel qualifies to be an ”older woman” (as in Titus) even though I feel far from old and have plenty of room to grow each and everyday. And my joy is to teach Bible studies and help train other women to lead well.

Gawking

Gawking or walking in love, gawking or caring?  Did you know if you are gawking you will trip?  Like stumble or fall tripping? Don’t get me wrong.  I am not against having or riches here. Not at all.  I am … Continue reading

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Clean

  Cleaning is on my mind a lot. A lot.  House, laundry, book shelves, paper and notebooks.  Myself. No, I don’t need a bath.  Last week I could have used some help since I could not get all the paint … Continue reading

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Adoration

Anyone with grandchildren will understand this.  Adoration! A friend warned me that she was unprepared for this new kind of love to wash over her. The first time you hold the child of your own child, love that is so … Continue reading

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Laughter

I had to laugh! At myself and with God.  I had prayed for some particular things for one of my kids as we moms often do.  And the answer one one was out of the blue but an  answer! After … Continue reading

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Proclamation

I asked the love gals as they were headed out the door for school. “What are you thankful for?”  No explanation, no prompting, no letting them know we were going to go on the hunt for beauty and thankfulness.  They … Continue reading

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Maturity

I have a woman child.  A tweenie.  She is a child of God. She is maturing outwardly and inwardly.  She is beautiful. Friday night we went to “First Friday”, a monthly event in our downtown of Lancaster. The rain held … Continue reading

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Stump Removal

The beauty of the day drew me and my camera outside yesterday.  And then I spied it; the stump.  Jim is putting a fence in with help from the big guys. First, before building, there is usually some removing to … Continue reading

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Light

Today is Good Friday.  A day of remembrance of the work done on the cross for us. Before we were born.  Hard to fathom. Yet it is true. Today we will watch portions of the film “Matthew”.  We will also enjoy … Continue reading

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Steady

I asked the love gals as they were headed out the door for school. “What are you thankful for?”  No explanation, no prompting, no letting them know we were going to go on the hunt for beauty and thankfulness.  They … Continue reading

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Sad

I was reminded today about the importance of bedtime routine…by my littlest love gal who is soon to be 11.  She told me she was SAD because I did not sing to her at night any more.  When she cries, … Continue reading

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