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Janeen Lewis

Snowy Surprise

By Janeen Lewis

I couldn’t sleep on the hard floor. So I lay awake listening to the rhythmic breathing of my husband and our two children while they slept. It was our last night in the only home we had known as a family. The home I moved to after Jesse and I married. The home we brought […]

A Pearl in My Clamshell

By Janeen Lewis

Flip Phone

I like to remember when a phone was just a phone. When I was ten years old, I called my best friend every day from the rotary wall phone in our family’s kitchen. Stretching the long, curly cord around the corner into the hallway, I sat against the grandfather clock and shared about my day. […]

I’ve Been There

By Janeen Lewis

I’ve Been There

I watched the frazzled mom pick out grocery items, steer an enormous car cart, and try to keep two children under control. When her daughter ran right in front of my buggy, the mom apologized. “Oh, no problem,” I said. “I understand. My two are at home.” Those words lit a spark of commonality in […]

Beauty Shop Blessings

By Janeen Lewis

Beauty Shop Blessings

“Mommy, will you pretty please play beauty shop with me?” my four-year-old daughter Gracie begged. Gracie loves experimenting with lip gloss, fingernail polish and hairdos, and her favorite guinea pig to make over is me. I looked into her sweet, blue eyes and found her offer nearly irresistible. But I had chores to do, and […]