Family

Three Funerals and a Wedding

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Our yard is a very pleasant place to sit and talk. We have been asked frequently to use the yard to host this or that. It is a pain to get ready, but in truth, we love having the kind of yard where people enjoy getting together for special occasions in their lives. So, having […]

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Often is Enough For Me

I hope all of you had a nice Memorial Day weekend; I certainly did. I spent it with family in Idaho and that often makes for a nice time. You will notice that I said ‘often’ and not ‘always’. I don’t know a single soul that gets along with family members one hundred percent of […]

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Mother’s Day and Daughters

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Viewing Facebook last night it was clear that Mother’s Day was enjoyed by all (or nearly all). I look forward to the day when I will see my own mother again. I delight in the women that my sons have chosen to be the mothers of their children. I am delighted to see

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Even Superman Needs A Dad

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Driving through a parking lot, I saw a boy and his father coming out of a store. The boy was imagining himself as a mighty hero, but he looked at his father with more admiration than any hero is likely to receive. Right then, I knew I had to paint “Even Superman Needs a Dad.” […]

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Even Superman Needs A Mom

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Last week I fought a dragon strong Then climbed a castle wall. Too bad I fell from off the roof Mom´s flowers broke my fall. Then yesterday, I sailed to sea The pirates at the door. Too bad the tub was just too small To keep the ocean off the floor. Today, I launched a […]

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The Joy Of The Lord

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As a little girl I spent hours looking through our old family Bible. The pictures were dark and foreboding and I was sure the Lord was waiting for me to make a mistake so He could punish me. I think I am not alone in this. As I travel around I hear over and over […]

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Silent Night

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For the past year I have painted events from the last week of the Savior’s life. Paintings of the crucifixion, the scourging, and the betrayal took a toll on me and my soul longed for peace. For this reason, I decided to paint the Nativity – for what moment better depicts hope, promise, and peace? […]

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Swaddling

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On that first Christmas night, Joseph searched through the inns of Bethlehem looking for a place of comfort for Mary. Despite his pleadings we read: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn”. – […]

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Child Of Grace

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The relationship of Joseph and Jesus is easily overlooked. The scriptures say little about this man who humbly accepted the role of stepfather to the Son of God. I am sure there were nights Joseph held Jesus in his arms and, feeling the weight of his responsibility, looked heavenward and prayed, “He is not my […]

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Mary’s Heart

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“And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, […]

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