Category Archives: Family Stories

Easter or “Eater” Service? by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Easter or “Eater” Sunday? by Betty Mason Arthurs One spring a few years ago my husband and I traveled to Flagstaff from our home in the Phoenix area to spend Easter weekend with our daughter and her family. For … Continue reading

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Married 50 years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Married 50 Years and Never a Dull Moment by Betty Mason Arthurs Yes, we’ve been married 50 years in June. I believe a few words sums up our marriage: Never a dull moment and plenty of dumb ones. Our … Continue reading

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Starting a Christmas Conversation…by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Many years ago, I bought the book, The Christmas Conversation Piece: Creative Questions to Illuminate the Holidays by Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie. Their stated reason for writing the book was “to enhance all your Christmas conversations and draw you … Continue reading

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The Beach Ball that Swam to Oma . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Even though I grew up near the Jersey shore, we didn’t often go to the beach when I was a child. My dad was busy earning a living; my stay-at-home mom didn’t drive. But I do remember one rare beach … Continue reading

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Abortion…I was there in the beginning, Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs

  Abortion…I was there in the beginning. Part 1 by Betty L. Arthurs Over the years, many people have distanced themselves from the abortion debate until recently they learned of Planned Parenthood’s selling of body parts from pre-born babies. Undercover … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

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When Fear Overtakes…by Linda Carlblom

It was just a simple misunderstanding, but even after it had been cleared up, it took my heart a little time to relax and my mind to slow down enough that I could drift off to sleep. The wee hours … Continue reading

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Wyatt to the Rescue–A Mother’s Pride, by Judy Robertson

Has your child swelled your heart with pride by being compassionate in some way or rescued one of God’s creatures from certain death? Sometimes our children surprise us with their compassion or some character trait we didn’t know they had. … Continue reading

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Eyes to See…by Carol Boley

At first I thought it was just a sliver of ice melting on the floor. I wiped up the little puddle and didn’t give it another thought. When I went back to the refrigerator an hour later, the puddle was … Continue reading

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Mother-Guilt…The Gift that Keeps on Giving by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Mother-Guilt…The Gift that Keeps on Giving by Betty Mason Arthurs   “Mom, why didn’t I go to preschool? I don’t think I’d be so shy if I had.” My grown daughter, Julie, once again asked me about her “deprived” … Continue reading

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