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Out of My Element…and Loving It

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I live near enough to Lake Erie where on some days I can smell the water, hear the waves crashing on shore, and on rare occasions, almost feel the mist drifting off the water’s edge into my kitchen window. Although…

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Stepping Into An Unknown Future with a Known God

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
This past weekend I was sitting in two separate ceremonies watching my son graduate from college. And yep, I was that mom holding back tears of… happiness pride thankfulness and dare I admit…some measure of trepidation. For four years I…

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Caring for Our Aging Parents – Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go

  Please take a few moments to read what other authors and speakers are saying about my upcoming release, Caring for Our Aging Parents: Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go. Michele Howe has a wonderful way of writing so readers feel her heart in every paragraph.  She uses her own experiences in writing, so… Continue reading Caring for Our Aging Parents – Lessons in Love, Loss, and Letting Go

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10 Questions with Michele Howe

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Excited to share the interview with Hendrickson Publishing on my new book, Empty Nest, What’s Next? Please take a moment to click on the link below to learn more about why I wrote this book and what I learned along…

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A Minnow in the Ocean of God’s Mercy

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
This is how I felt overlooking the stunning waters of Glacier Bay… Max Lucado— The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad. Psalm 126:3 You have not been sprinkled with forgiveness. You have not been spattered…

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We All Need Someone Bigger…When Life Gets Too Hard

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
If you’ve never read the classic children’s series by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia, then today is a great day to start. I can’t think of a better summer read than working through this seven book series while sitting…

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Youth Entitlement — Not On My Watch

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Yesterday my youngest daughter (age twenty-three) handed me this Mother’s Day card and it brought back a rush of emotions (and memories.) She created a handmade greeting using two photos from many years ago. When I looked at this picture…and…