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Aug
31

The Fight for Quiet

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best friendsI slipped out of the house and sat in the rocking chair on my front porch. It was 5:15 a.m. Darkness surrounded me. The silence was both inviting and discomforting.

I felt the delight of the moment. Just me, God, and the world of nature. And I entered the war zone. The fight for quiet.

I closed my eyes for a moment. I consciously tried to quiet all the thoughts that so quickly swarmed my brain. I “centered” or rather, I attempted to.

I could hear at least 4 different species of birds singing “Good Morning” to the world. Crickets chirped. In the distance, I heard a frog croaking. A dog barked somewhere nearby. Cars on a nearby highway occassionally made their way on their journey.

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Aug
28

Audrey Sarah Lawrence

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 Audrey Sarah Lawrence arrived on August 27 at 8:01 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 6 oz. and is 21 inches long. Proud parents are Andrew and Anna Laura Lawrence. 

Check out her head full of brown hair!audrey6

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Aug
26

Tomorrow is the Big Day

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 Well, it looks like I will become a grandmother tomorrow. Audrey Sarah is due to arrive sometime tomorrow. I’m sure she will be the most beautiful wonderful little baby girl to grace the planet since my own little girl arrived 24 years ago.

Grandparents everywhere are sparing no lengths to tell me that there is nothing like the experience.

I am armed with camera and video cam to record the momentous event and will share pictures with you as soon as possible.

I did get several suggestions on young sounding grandmother names. Thanks for the feedback. I am leaning towards Nana but  I’m gonna wait to see what Audrey thinks tomorrow:)

More later.

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Aug
24

How Can You Maximize Your Life?

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prayerfulnessIt’s often been said that life is a great teacher, but perhaps the greater truth is that life has the potential to be a great teacher. Life is composed of both good and bad days, wonderful and terrible seasons, Potentially we can learn from everything from everyday, every experience. However, often we fail to really gain all that is potentially ours.

We sometimes speak of how we suppose we didn’t get a particular lesson on the first go-round so we have found ourselves going around again.

Those of us who are Christians often offer that example referring to the children of Israel who wandered around in the wilderness for forty years because of their unbelief. Around and around the same mountain they went. But in reality, the Israelites who didn’t believe, died in the wilderness and never entered the Promised Land. It was the new generation who were allowed to enter.

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Aug
14

On a Personal Note

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familyMy life has been somewhat unpredictable in the last few days.

Last weekend, my husband almost died after a surgical procedure on his heart. Thankfully, he is doing well now. More about that later.

Also last week, my oldest son was hospitalized with a kidney stone which he gladly passed the next day, and my daughter-in-law, who is in the last days of her first pregnancy and has had some exciting moments. (Yes, I am going to be a grandmother. I realize that I am too young 🙂 which is what happens when you marry at 18. Feel free to send me youthful sounding grandmother names.)

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