Category: I believe

24 Years

This is Levi 25 years ago. I have this snapshot sitting on my bedside table. This day was the start of “us”.  Well, actually, the night before this day. I had met Levi for the first time two years earlier and we became fast friends. The kid was hilarious and that was my favorite thing […]

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Overcoming

  It’s hard to believe that a year ago I wrote: this. Since that day my son has went through a rigorous home recovery program, had good days and bad days, got married, moved out, moved back in for a bit more recovery and moved back out again. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it […]

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Easter Sunday

(photos of Easter Sunday at Windy Ridge) When our pastor said the prayer Sunday morning he reminded us of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with our risen Savior and I was compelled to go back again and read the scriptures telling her story. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to […]

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HOSANNA!

  Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.  (Zechariah 9:9) Prophecy fulfilled on that Palm Sunday years ago! HOSANNA! from the Hebrew phrase “hoshiya na” […]

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Five Months

Landon with brand new cousin Lydia and sister Violet I am so thankful to be counting in months. The critical time that I wrote about, here, seems unreal now.  My boy is a different person. Still, it hasn’t been easy. Summertime has been a challenge, but I remind myself this is his first attempt at […]

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Beginning Recovery

You can read the introduction to our story here. This stage was the hardest—-these first few weeks of recovery. Our son’s mind was not well as he detoxed and his body tried to figure out how to begin living without the drugs it was used to having for so long.  The risk of suicide and […]

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The Struggle

Facts that helped me to understand this epidemic that is addiction: Addiction affects millions. It’s not simply a failure of will or character; it is a disease of the brain. (this is hard to grasp unless you are personally faced with it and I am guilty of ignorant judgment) The line between addiction and substance […]

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Birthday Cow

Miracles abound at Windy Ridge. The deepest sorrow brings the greatest Joy. As a mother, this last week has been the hardest yet. I have experienced my deepest sorrow and it brought me to my knees, again,  and I tremble to recall it. God is faithful and this morning brings so much hope and joy. We […]

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Christmas Day

Christmas morn we woke up to the aftermath of a Christmas Eve party. The floor littered with gum balls, candy wrappers, toys and stray ornaments. We blasted the Christmas service online via bluetooth, then spent the day relaxing and went to Mom and Dad’s for evening coffee. Merry Christmas, my friends! Here is an excerpt […]

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The Christmas Story

My little girls love this and ask to watch it over and over. Thanks for sharing, Sonia!

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