Turn, Turn, Turn

Every morning it starts the same way: as soon as the first slivers of light break the horizon, my blissful sleep is interrupted with wandering hands and a sweet little voice saying “Mama, the sun’s awake. Milkies, milkies…” Soon that sweet voice dissolves into tears of frustration because the rule is “No milkies until the…

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A Mother’s Pain

  It was a time of intense trial and suffering for our family. Of course no family or person is immune from hardship or suffering. Now it was our turn. As always, we had our faithful family members and friends at our side, helping us in practical and thoughtful ways. It was during this time…

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Pro-Life is a Verb

When I was in college, I defined being pro-life as “protecting all life from conception to natural death.” I still very much believe in that definition, but as a mother now, I would like to propose a new depth to the term being pro-life. We recently had our fifth child and were overwhelmed with the…

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Twinkle, twinkle…

Several years ago, when I set out on this journey that has become the Guiding Star Project I had a vision of comprehensive wellness centers that could meet the varied needs of all women. These centers would be places where women of all ages and backgrounds could come together and be served. They could be…

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