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Open letter to my mother

Dear Mom I am sure raising two children as a single parent wasn’t easy. Through the years, I watched you work extra hard to provide food, clothing, and other essentials that my sister and I needed. Many times, I wasn’t appreciative. … Continue reading

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Learning that you matter: being content in all seasons

I don’t know if you are like me, but there are times when I often struggle with discontentment. I have to be vigilant about “staying in the moment” and thanking God about each season that I find myself in. This … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Cake

Older brothers. Don’t we all love them? Whenever I sneak away to see my brother he requests a baked good. Usually it is in the form of a cake, sometimes I try to branch out and do bread or cookies. … Continue reading

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Oh, my! I am my mother!

Last week, it hit me like an epiphany. I am my mother. Not my mother exactly, but I do have many traits that she possesses that I have fought hard against. I literally ran from. I love my mother to … Continue reading

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A song for my mother

“Mama, mama you know I love you Oh you know I love you Mama, mama you’re the queen of my heart Your love is like Tears from the stars Mama, I just want you to know Lovin’ you is like … Continue reading

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My brother from another mother

Usually, when people say “My brother from another mother”, they are referring to a close friend whom you have known for your whole life, but in my case, I am referring to my genetic brother. My brother David and I … Continue reading

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My sister the hero

I don’t think many people can say that their sister saved their life. But fourteen years ago, my younger sister did just that. She was even honored in the local paper for this and given award. What a big accomplishment … Continue reading

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Ye olde renaissance faire

During my visit with my brother and his family a few weeks ago, we headed to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I was truly excited, because I had never been to one. I kept thinking about munching on a large turkey leg as … Continue reading

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The importance of a name

Tonight as I was driving home from dinner, I thought about my first name. My father was the one who gave me the name “Shanta” and it wasn’t until I became an adult that I learned it was an Indian … Continue reading

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Dreams of my father

On Wednesday, I made the long journey to visit my father…it had been over 21 years since I had been in his “presence”……… I have two strong childhood memories associated with my father. First, I remember him being there to … Continue reading

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