Lines of Life

Lines of Gratitude: Generosity

I am not quite managing the daily thankful Facebook posts this year.  But I am trying to have both of my blogs reflect a grateful attitude this month.  Well, really every month that would be my goal.  Today I am especially thankful for one thing. Generosity: liberality (fullness) in giving. With having six people in […]

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Unspoken: Following the Line of Domestic Violence (Even in Christian Families)

I admit this is an abrupt departure from my recent posts.  But this is definitely an issue that God has brought to the forefront of my mind.  I pray as I post this column that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart will be pleasing in His sight! I almost did  […]

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The Good-bye Line to Age Four

Yesterday was my last day teaching the preschool class at our homeschool co-operative.  Possibly ever teaching preschool in a more formal setting as next year my youngest will be in kindergarten.  For ironically, yesterday was also my youngest child’s last day of being four.  Today he is the big five years old. He had me […]

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Blessings Abound through numbers 30-39 on my personal timeline

I am less than two hours away from entering my next decade.  Since I can remember when my parents turned 40, this birthday does seem like a bit of milestone for me.  My thirties were good to me!  Not that there have not been challenges, but overall I have been so blessed by God! I […]

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Forty Lines After the Hour

My grandparents had quite the collection of antiques.  When I was younger, I did not recognize that this was unusual.  As many of them are now gracing my home, I am highly appreciative.  What is amazing is that many of them were gifts from a gentleman whose family did not want them.  I am not […]

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A Line of Strollers

When you have four kids age six and under, you need a way to transport them.  For a time, we had a double stroller, single Graco one that matched our car seat and an umbrella stroller minus the covering that these little strollers came with a few years after we had our first born. This […]

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Faded mauve lines on our dining room chairs

Recently my husband found a high table for our dining room.  The  price was incredible since the table was missing a leg.  That fact would have halted most would-be purchasers, but my handy guy just fabricated a new one.  And the table really does look lovely. Almost matches our hardwood floors … So, we put […]

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Getting Away: That Line on the Hall Walls Near My Dorm Room

For my junior year of college, I was privileged to be a resident assistant for the 3rd floor of the all-girls dorm.  This meant many things including the fact that I got to “name” our floor for the year.  This is what I came up with. Gretchen’s Getaway.  (Yes, I still have my sweatshirt from […]

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That Line from “Oh, the Places You’ll Go”

Oh, the Places You’ll Go is definitely my favorite Dr. Seuss book.  In fact, I have read the title enough that I think I have many of the lines memorized. But only one is resonating in my head today … Waiting for the phone to ring. That is the place where I am at today.  […]

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Line of Luck

Today is Friday.  And the 13th day of the month.  Yes, Friday the 13th.  How fitting that today is also my 13th post on this blog.  Lucky?  Unlucky?  Should I find a rabbit’s foot or maybe be wearing my shamrock socks (Yes, I do have some thanks to my brother being married on that day! […]

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