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"You have to write the book that wants to be written. and if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."

Madeleine L'Engle


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"No person* is an island entire of itself: every person is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any person's death diminishes me, because I am involved in humankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for you.*" (*"man" ^"thee")

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LoveChild 26: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Can you imagine how much my mother, who wanted a dainty little girl, disliked my being surrounded by boys and dirt, and reveling in it?
LoveChild 25: My Hair Had a Mind of Its Own
People look at pictures of me when I was young, and think my hair was lovely. But it was actually the single biggest bone of contention between me and my mother. And I had no control over it!
Putting the Heart Back into Valentine’s Day
I hated Valentine's Day for most of my life. One day, as an adult, I looked into why we have the day, and thought of a way to make it more positive.
LoveChild 24: Mom Was Trying to Be a Good Mother
My mother had no training in looking after children. Only a Dr. Spock book and a few friends she could go to for advice. Except she'd have trouble doing that. So when I was little, and testing the boundaries, she struggled to make me do as I was told.
LoveChild 23: Our New Life in Wolseley
After my parents had lived in Indian Head for about ten years, the move to Wolseley meant starting over.
LoveChild 22: Big Changes in Our Lives
Mom and Dad wanted us to have a better life than they were able to have while he was a butcher, so they took a chance on a new business in a new town.
LoveChild 21: Growing Pains
My parents had enjoyed having a happy, healthy new baby. But neither of them were prepared to look after a walking, talking toddler with a mind of her own.
LoveChild 20: Bob and Margaret – The Years Before Me
Bob and Margaret had settled into a new life in Indian head, and were building their future together. But one piece of their plan wasn't working out the way they'd hoped.
A 100-year-old Christmas greeting
When my mother and I went through her belongings, we discovered a couple of keepsake boxes with things that had[...]
The Gift We So Often Neglect
It's easy to forget that the God we celebrate at Christmas is more creative than any of us can imagine. After all, it was the Creator who dreamed up butterflies, hedgehogs, zebras, and macaws. Not to mention the Northern Lights, oysters, peacocks, and snowflakes. So why aren't God's children celebrated for their creativity?
LoveChild 19: Beginning a New Life in Indian Head
After eighteen months of living with Robert's family, Robert and Margaret were more than ready to set out on their own, even if it meant moving nearly 200 miles away.
LoveChild 18: Just Married – and Living with His Family!
After a hasty marriage, Robert and Margaret, two very different people, begin to learn about one another. That's made even more difficult when they're living with other family members.
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