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Pray For The Schafrans

“Hey Warren…wanted to text you…Just talked to doctors…test indicate positive for rhabdomyosarcoma…Finn’s cancer is back.” Come on God!  We prayed for the Schafrans.  Finn was in recovery.  He was getting better.  Life was getting back to normal.  He was gaining weight.  But now it’s back.  It’s not a cyst; it’s not scar tissue; it’s not a smudge on the screen.  It’s cancer in little Finn’s body.  Oh God!  Please do something. We too need to do something.  Unashamedly and boldly I am asking you to join with Brenda and me ...
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Love, Marriage & a Side of Grief

Apart from the occasional humorous anecdote or good-natured jab at his expense, I don’t often write about my husband. Sure, I write a lot about life and family in general, but I don’t think I have ever written about marriage or romance. Since I am guest-blogging here for the first time ON Valentine’s Day, it felt like maybe I should write about my husband, Tom, once and for all. As I sat down, I discovered that I just couldn’t do it. First, allow me to explain why I don’t usually ...
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HELP: It’s Valentine’s Day

I need your help!  Last year I dropped the ball big time.  I'm sitting in my office, sipping coffee, checking out what's happening that day on Facebook, and I start noticing all these people leaving comments for Brenda.  I think to myself, "I wonder what's causing all the excitement?"  So I click onto her Facebook page and notice everyone is wishing her Happy Birthday.  I totally forgot!  You know that nervous, fluttering, queasy, swirling, churning, trembling, bloated feeling you get in your stomach when you feel like you should run ...
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Defining a mother…

Today's post is brought to you by Sarah Watson - David's Refuge Events Manager Mom. What does that word mean to you? To me "mom" is pretty much everything. A name, a person, a feeling, a comfort, an emotion. Mom is wisdom, guidance, happiness, strength. The Dictionary defines mother as - Mother - mothered; mothering  \ˈmə-t͟hə-riŋ, ˈmət͟h-riŋ\ transitive verb 1 : to give birth to 2 : to give rise to : 3 : to care for or protect like a mother Okay I get number 1. That's the super ...
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Two Of My Favorite Things!

Yesterday I had the following symptoms:
  1. I had this nagging feeling I didn't belong
  2. I was more emotional than usual
  3. I had a hard time getting motivated
  4. I was a little sad
  5. I was a little less confident than usual
If you were my doctor what would your diagnosis be?  Pregnant?  I don't think so.  Lack of vitamin D?  I live in South West Florida.   Sleep deprived?  I'm getting enough sleep.  Grumpy old man?  Sometime true, but I don't think it is the cause of my symptoms.  Do ...
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