Welcome

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Welcome to ChosenFamilies.org. I am so glad you have come to visit. We live in a world with God’s creativity all around us. We see unique beauty in the many things He created. Whether we look to animals, plants or people, we see God’s creative genius everywhere. Regarding people, we see the diversity of God’s handiwork […]


On My 23rd Anniversary

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1 This Saturday marks my 23rd anniversary with Ben. Come Saturday, I will have been married for half of my life. Eleven of those 23 years have been marked by Ben’s disability. Yet despite struggles […]

Waiting in Transition

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him…Psalm 37:7 We are painting our front door because it is in desperate need of some tender loving care. My husband has been diligently scraping, sanding, and repairing cracks and imperfections. It is a tedious and labor-intensive process that is taking a lot longer than we wanted. […]