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Della Allen
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Words. Pictures. Life.
Words. Pictures. Life.

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P.S. I Love You
I looked out my front window this morning, in my harried state to get the girl off to school.  Mornings come quickly as school starts early around here. Most days the sun is just coming over the horizon when we emerge from our evening hibernation.  Today th...

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Making a Way
So this is my actual street here in Utah.  We've had a couple of inches of snow.  I think within the last 3 days we measured fresh snowfall at 36 inches.  Before that, there was nearly that already on the ground. They tell me that this winter is not normal....

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Fear Factor
So the topic of fear has surfaced often lately. We've been flying much with different trips since Thanksgiving.  And just last week we found ourselves on terrible snowy Utah highways, and before that, dangerous icy freeways in Dallas, as well as turbulent s...

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Raising the Boy
         A sweet friend recently contacted me about giving my thoughts on raising boys.  She is facilitating a book club using the book The Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas .  Luckily I did not have coffee in my mouth...

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Raising the Boy
         A sweet friend recently contacted me about giving my thoughts on raising boys.  She is facilitating a book club using the book The Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas .  Luckily I did not have coffee in my mouth...

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I think it was last spring, in his second college semester, when the boy told us of his plans to become a U.S. Marine.  Though he had been thinking and dreaming of this for years, we wanted him to at least get some college hours under his belt, and he compl...

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Magical Flakes
What is it about snow that changes everything?  Watching its gentleness fall from the sky, blanketing all it touches just quiets me.  I grew up in Texas where we experienced it only once in a blue moon.   Snow changes the mundane ordinary world into a magic...

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Hello From the Other Side
We made it. We made it through the fall. We made it through 2015. A collective sigh is heard within my head. The last few months have been the most difficult of my life.  Without question.  I have learned to lean on my Savior in new and terrifying ways.  I'...

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Come Grow Old With Me......
This month marks our 25th anniversary.  It's made me wistful and proud and amazed.  I look back at all the memories and wonder, "how?"  In building this new house, this forever house, we've somehow encapsulated what we loved about each home we've made. 1.  ...

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Elijah the Wander Dog
We can begin on a positive note.  Unlike Alexander who years ago shared with the world about his terrible, horrible day,  I did not go to bed with gum in my mouth only to start the day with gum in my hair.  However, it did began similarly with a call to my ...
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