The end is near. The beginning is coming!

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This Saturday night I will stand on my son’s home field. It is not the little concrete courtyard in China or the magical pitch beside our Thai dream house. The University of Mary Hardin Baylor has become home for Isaiah, and it is their field that will provide a parting gift to the me who was a parent of children. Our first daughter left home as a pioneer. Hannah led our missionary family in the painful re-entry back to our sending culture. From a distance we tried to parent with love and …

The “Telosing” of a Marathon; a 42.195 Km Story from Start to Finish. 

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As a 19 year old girl in the USMC living in Southern Spain, I had a dream to run a marathon. In fact, I was going to run in Marathon; Greece! The Marine Corps team was excited until we learned that it was sponsored by the Greek Communist party. The marathon dream faded and life marched forward. As the years passed running remained a joy to me and so in my fortieth year (when I made a conscientious decision to focus on joy) I began to train again for the …