Category Archives: Family

The Ring

Her name was Lora; one day she would be Lora Ragan, and she would be Lora Ragan for most of her life. For more than fifty years she would carry that name, but the day that Clarence Ragan gave her … Continue reading

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Remembering Justin – remembering and reposting

I’m reposting from the archives today but as I read over this post, I am again awed by how quickly time passes. Today would have been Justin’s twenty-seventh birthday! I am thinking about him today and remembering all the life … Continue reading

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Exhort One Another

Peter gave himself up for lost, and shed big tears; but his sobs were overheard by some friendly sparrows, who flew to him in great excitement and implored him to exert himself. ~ The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix … Continue reading

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Distracted and Delayed or Gratefully Spent

First it was the holidays and company, followed by a week-long ski trip in January and in-between preparations for these major events there was always work and an endless ‘to-do’ list of everyday tasks that seems to have kept my … Continue reading

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Unconditional Love

When my oldest son came home from the hospital after suffering severe brain damage, I struggled to comprehend and accept the fate that had such a devastating impact on our entire family. In fact, to say I struggled is a … Continue reading

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Whom do I Love, the Gift or the Giver?

I love autumn as summer passes and the days turn cooler, but it often reminds me of how quickly the days, seasons, and years pass. It amazes me to realize it has been over 20 years since I had three … Continue reading

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Grace Colored Glasses

When I was a girl I had a friend who seemed to find the good in every situation. She was always happy and cheerful and I remember hearing a teacher say she viewed the world through ‘rose-colored glasses’. I did … Continue reading

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