Category Archives: Family

Forty More Days, Day 3–Family That Stays Together

46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.” 48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who … Continue reading

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Thirty Days, Another Journey–Day 7

I would do almost anything for my “baby” sister. I say “almost” as a qualifier because I try not to use words like, “always,” “never,” “anything,” “everything.” Trust me, try to construct a sentence that doesn’t contain any of those … Continue reading

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Another Forty Days, Day 15–Letting Go (Again)

This afternoon I was watching a variety of video clips I had taken of my father back in 2006. I was interviewing him, at last talking with him about family history that I had been wanting to and should have … Continue reading

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Seasons of Life: Musings on Holidays with Family

Yesterday I was visited by the ghosts of Christmas past and present. My three sisters and portions of their families gathered at my “baby” sister’s home for dinner. Of course, we weren’t all there as we would have been in … Continue reading

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The Next Forty Days, Day 36–Belonging to Everyone

“Your life is not your own.” Lately I’ve begun to wonder if my life belongs to me or if I belong to everyone around me. I could easily spend all day every day talking with, giving to, showing up for, … Continue reading

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Forty Days, Day 32–A Chip Off…

When do we become our parents? Is there some switch that gets flipped or is it more like a dial that gets turned gradually? Sooner or later we will hear ourselves say something and suddenly clap both our hands over … Continue reading

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Lessons in Gratitude Day 987

NOTE: To Readers of “Consider This” please know that this post is connected to my other blog “Lessons in Gratitude” an almost daily blog on the theme of gratitude, as the title suggests. I have been writing it for–as you might guess–987 days. … Continue reading

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