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Good News Tuesday: Sibling Adoption, Marathon Sanctuary, & a Special Donation

I hope you’re all having a lovely holiday. I didn’t completely forget about Good News Tuesday. I had most of this post done a few days ago, back when I remembered that Christmas was on Tuesday. After this morning’s hike and some veggie lasagna, I was just settling in for a nap when I realized, it’s Tuesday! The good news doesn’t stop! So here we go….

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Seven Siblings are adopted After 1,035 days in Foster Care.

Michael and Terri Hawthorn’s four biological children were mostly grown up. In April they adopted toddler twins. On December 3rd, they adopted seven siblings. I think you’ll enjoy their story:




On-Going Marathon Mass Provides Sanctuary for One Family

A Church in The Netherlands has been holding a 24/7 around the clock church service for over 6 weeks to provide sanctuary for an Armenian family.  It was a special treat for me to hear them singing some of my favorite Taize chants.  I love how volunteers from many denominations are helping.



Donating instead of Shipping

This couple is moving from California to North Carolina. But instead of shipping their stuff across the country, they’re donating  almost all their possessions to California Firefighters.



May the Holy Days bring and Abundance of

Peace and Joy

to You and Your Loved Ones.

Merry Christmas!


Rival Gang Members Build a Playground of Peace

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Rival gang members in Chicago were tired of the violence. They didn’t even remember what they were fighting about. What they did know is that the neighborhood children needed a place to play. After an 8 month truce, they joined together to help build  a playground where their children can play together.

Imagine the possibilities!


What’s YOUR good news? Feel free to share in the comments!


A Superhero, Kids on a Plane, and a Cursive Writing Champ

I hope you enjoy these three good news stories involving children.

Four year old Austin is a superhero who helps the homeless with food and with lots of love. I think he’s going to run for president some day. He’s got my vote!

This next story is about a man who helps out with children on a plane. Some people would ask to move to a different seat. But this guy jumps in to help with persistent patience.

And finally, nine year old Anaya Ellick who was born without hands, recently won another award for cursive handwriting.


Feel free to share your good news in the comments, be it personal, local, or global!

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The Days are Long, But the Years are Short

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Things always seem to take longer than I think they should, while I’m waiting at least. I bet the soldiers fighting for American independence way back during that revolution thought it was taking a long time. And here we are celebrating in America all weekend long as July 4 approaches.

It seemed to take a long time for my soulmate to find me again. Thirty-nine years passed since we had last seen each other in high school. It didn’t take that long because God is slow. It took that long because WE are slow to learn what we need to learn.

I’m still slow. God showed me that things work out when the time is right. But I still worry about when is my daughter going to be independent, now that she is technically grown up. But we are never really done growing up, are we? It’s a life-long process.

The days are long, but the years are short. Someone told me that when my daughter was born. It’s true of children, and it’s true of adults, too. Each day seems long when we are in the midst of the day, especially when things are challenging or boring. But the past 5 years since my sweetheart found me again have gone by in the blink of an eye. Thank God we have photos to show memories to prove that a lot of time really did go by, because all those things had to take time.  We have photos of children at different stages of life, diapers, Halloween costumes, Christmases, firsts of all kinds, birthdays, graduations. The photos capture moments in time so the time passing does not seen like such a blur, like when you’re looking out the car window from the side.

So how did I get from things seeming to take too long, to life passing so quickly? That’s the Stream of Consciousness of you!

This song reminds me of the roads my sweetheart and I took to be ready to be together again. It’s always been one of my favorites.


Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt was the word, “long.” You can find more streams by visiting Linda Hill’s blog:

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!