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Dear Charley, Today is another special day in our family. It is your Dad’s birthday. As I write this letter to you, your dad has been part of my family for almost 10 years, even though we have known him a bit longer. Your dad and mom were in the same youth group at church, attended the same high school, and were even both part of the marching band – but they were not close Read More …

Walt Disney’s Story Land – A Memory of Love

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Dear Charley, When I was a young girl my dad bought my sister and me a storybook, “Walt Disney’s Story Land” (Golden Books, 1962).  Inside was a collection of fairy tales and stories most of which had been adapted by Disney for animated features. He bought it for us one summer when we were visiting him at his home in Pennsylvania. The book was an ordinary book, but our dad read stories to us from Read More …

It’s a Hard Ruts Life

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This past week has been quite trying for many in my “world”. I have found myself praying for friends who carry rather large burdens – one friend whose young adult son died suddenly and unexpectedly in the midst of her already chaotic life; one friend whose adult son has been waiting for a liver transplant; several friends battling cancer; another friend whose young infant son was facing cranial vault surgery; another friend who is desperately praying Read More …