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~ The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. (Psalm 145:14) ~                 Over the past number of years I have discovered that I have a talent for cooking and baking.  Experimenting with different ways of preparing food and sharing it with friends and family is a huge pleasure for me.  Recently, I decided to bake sugar cookies for the first time.  Simon and Sophie watched me assemble the ingredients and mix the dough.  What…

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  ~ Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)  ~             I have the best conversations with my children when we are driving around in the car.  Both Simon and Sophie tell me about their day, ask questions and share stories.  The importance of talking with my children was underscored by a comment that Simon said to me when I was driving him home from Taekwondo one night a few weeks ago. …

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~ Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2) ~ My children, like many others of their age, love to dress up.  With some creative costuming and their active imaginations they become knights, astronauts or jungle explorers.  By donning those clothes, they make-believe they have the same attributes as the characters they are playing — brave, strong or adventurous.