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Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
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July 28, 2016
Column: Face time
Last week our 16-year-old son, Ian, embarked on an adventure. It wasn’t a grand adventure, exactly. He’s not backpacking across Europe or trekking through the Boundary Waters. He’s not even hosting a birthday party for a pack of preschoolers (certainly one of the most adventurous...
July 28, 2016 - 9:51am
June 1, 2016
Column: The land of the free
I’m writing this while out on the deck with my laptop, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and breezes and birdsong that I so love this time of...
June 1, 2016 - 5:33pm
May 19, 2016
Column: What's in a name?
Last week we had the unexpected pleasure of a visit from some acquaintances. I’d only met them once, and my husband and children never had, but when I saw via the Information Superhighway that they were driving by on I-90, I let them know that they’d be welcome to stop by our...
May 19, 2016 - 9:27am
May 4, 2016
Column: For the love of vinyl
When I was a kid, I had a stack of those little 45 rpm records. Remember those? Mine were mostly Disney stories, complete with accompanying...
May 4, 2016 - 9:49am
April 20, 2016
Column: Overheard consequences
There is a line in “The Fellowship of the Ring,” the first movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Sam Gamgee, Frodo Baggins’ faithful friend and gardener, is caught eavesdropping by the wizard Gandolf. He has been listening beneath...
April 20, 2016 - 10:43am
April 15, 2016
A family affair: Clan O'Donnell takes in the sights of London
When my husband, Colin, and I considered taking our three children — Ian, age 16, Katie, age 14, and Lucy, age 9 — on a trip to London, England,...
April 15, 2016 - 10:03pm
April 6, 2016
Column: One day in His courts
“Does it get any better than this?” I marveled as the organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England, played Saint-Saëns Maestoso...
April 6, 2016 - 9:51am
March 23, 2016
Column: The Burden O’ the Green
Last Thursday was St. Patrick’s Day and, when your last name is O’Donnell, that means it comes with a little baggage. Or, as I like to call it: The Burden O’ the Green. Names come with expectations. Name your child “Edsel” and he’ll — at least by the older generations...
March 23, 2016 - 10:09am
March 2, 2016
Column: More real than breathing
When I was about 7 years old, I wrote a book. It was called “The Gooble-Gooble Monster.” It was about a scary-looking monster who, though his appearance was quite terrible, was actually very kind. He came across a little girl and she was frightened by his scary face. She began...
March 2, 2016 - 11:57am
February 3, 2016
Column: The definition of love
The telephone rang one Saturday morning several years ago as we were preparing to go to my husband’s great uncle’s funeral. My husband answered. He came downstairs a few minutes later with an interesting look on his face. I glanced up quickly from the sash I was tying on our daughter’s...
February 3, 2016 - 10:52am
January 6, 2016
Column: May the Force be with you
Waves of nostalgia rushed over me as I sat gazing at an enormous screen while the iconic yellow words scrolled up and the unforgettable theme music filled my ears. “Star Wars — Episode 7.” “How cool is this?” I thought as I grabbed my husband’s hand. The answer to...
January 6, 2016 - 11:21am
December 16, 2015
Column: Picture imperfect ... but that's OK
The Christmas music has been playing in my house, but I haven’t baked one single Christmas cookie. The tree is up and decorated, but the train that is supposed to run around it is still in its boxes in the basement. The stamps have been bought but the Christmas cards have yet to...
December 16, 2015 - 11:54am
November 18, 2015
Column: Giving thanks in the midst of our fears
’Twas the week before Thanksgiving, 2009, when a noise freaked me out that was not very fine. My daughter was napping while I read a story, when down in the living room came a sound quite gory. I sprang to my feet at the terrible clatter, and ran to the stairs to see what was the...
November 18, 2015 - 11:22am
October 14, 2015
Column: Far be it from me ...
Last week I had the privilege of speaking to a group of roughly 100 ladies at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda. I had a great time that evening and enjoyed meeting many of my readers! As I was preparing for the evening, I was praying. A lot. I didn’t want to waste anyone’s...
October 14, 2015 - 9:57am
September 30, 2015
Column: Longing for home
My parents have a friend. Dr. Dan. I suppose I should say, “had” because Dr. Dan went to be with Jesus a few months ago. He’d been ill for a long time, and he was old. His wife died a few years ago, and he missed her very much. Dr. Dan had been dying in bits for a long...
September 30, 2015 - 11:37am