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28May 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

My name will never be on a keychain...

A mother’s privilege...to provide glimpses of glory in the midst of the mundane Recently, my youngest daughter and I were looking through a rack of those cute little personalized key chains at a local discount store when she made an astute observation. It went something like this. My daughter:  “Mom, my name will never be on a key chain.” Me:  “Probably ...

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14May 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

The Best Preparation

A mother’s reflections preparing for disappointment... I remember the excitement finding out we were expecting our first child. I was going to be a mother. We were giddy with excitement. We were eager to tell our friends and family. And we were prepared. We spent several months readying the nursery. We researched the best baby gear and learned all about pregnancy, childbirth, and the care ...

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16April 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

When We Don’t Know How to Pray...

If you are like me, sometimes we need help to pray. Perhaps it’s a long standing situation that we’ve prayed through from every possible angle and have exhausted our words. Perhaps we’ve been praying and praying and praying into a particular issue and we’re not sure if the Lord is saying no, or wait, or something else. Or perhaps it is a situation for which we just ...

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26March 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

Impossible to Fall...

A Sesame Scare I was reminded recently of a trip our family made to Sesame Place some twenty-five years ago. Our oldest daughter was four and we were taking her and our niece for a day of fun in a theme park geared entirely toward children. As a part of our ‘experience’ I decided to take the girls to the climbing net. For those of you who have never been to Sesame Place, this is a ...

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12March 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

Plug it In, Plug it In

Staying Plugged In Remember that cute little air freshener commercial on TV. “Plug it in, plug it in.” When you plug the air freshener into an electrical outlet you get “a long-lasting, continuous fragrance that's perfect for any room.” Implied: when it is plugged in, that little device will change the atmosphere in your home. I’ve chuckled at that commercial, but ...

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13February 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

Honoring Your Husband....in REAL life (Part II)

Nitty-Gritty As we consider how to honor our husbands in the nitty-gritty of real life, we can’t avoid the inevitable: we will uncover areas in our lives where our practice falls short our biblical mandate. Perhaps we’ve always been the decision maker in the family and our husbands seem perfectly comfortable with that, or perhaps we’ve battled with our husbands for the coveted ...

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12February 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

Honoring Your Husband....in REAL life

Happily ever after We are in the midst of ‘wedding season’ in our home as our oldest son prepares to marry the love of his life this summer. As the plans progress, I can’t help reflecting back on my own walk toward marriage. God had brought us together and we were setting off on an adventurous journey! What sweet memories of preparation: the dress, the bridesmaids, the ...

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29January 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

God Alone Is Our Rock...

The side of a cliff While looking through old pictures of family vacations, I came across one taken at Mesa Verde National Park during a trip out west. We had signed up for their ‘most popular family tour’ to see one of the ancient cliff dwellings. Little did we know that this ‘hike’ involved getting there by walking along the edge of a high cliff with no guard rails, ...

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15January 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

True Change in the New Year, and Opportunity for Women’s Bible Studies

Good Intentions The New Year has come and as is tradition, we’ve all likely made our New Year’s resolutions... we may want to be more disciplined with time, to lose weight or exercise more, to manage our homes better, to relate to friends or our children with greater grace, to spend our money more wisely, or to be more faithful in our pursuit of the Lord. If we are ambitious, we may ...

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8January 2013

by: Ramona Doyle

A Change of Perspective…

Magic Pictures Have you ever looked at one of those “magic pictures” that seem to change to reveal a hidden image if you stare at it long enough? I’m not very good at those types of mental challenges, but when I do manage to see the hidden picture, two things usually happen—I am amazed that I didn’t see it before, and I am amazed that someone could fashion a ...

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