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The Inner Circle of Home

I adore family.  I love the word, the model, the concept, and the people that make up the unit known as family in my life.  There are all sorts of feelings conjured from just saying the word: haven, safety, acceptance, love, friendship, trust, and respect.

My husband and our two birth children.

My husband and our two birth children.

Outside of the redemptive grace of Jesus, I believe God’s greatest gift to me was the family He placed me in as a baby and to which He added when I married and had children of my own.  God has allowed us to love a host of children and young people through the years, many who become part of the fabric of our family quilt.

Our "heart' daughter, Mechell

Our “heart’ daughter, Mechell

Family is an inner circle of people from whom we cannot hide our true selves.  They see us for who we really are; faults, failures, successes, pains, achievements, all things good and bad.

Our daughter and our Nanny, Michelle

Our daughter and our Nanny, Michelle

That model of an inner circle is duplicated in society.  A president has a cabinet, a king has a court, a CEO has senior staff members, a school principal has teachers, and a sports manager has coaching staff.  On and on it goes.

I’m sharing about our home and family over at today.  To continue reading go to…


About Renee Parris

I write to share the message of grace God has so generously splattered on the pages of my life. My heart beats strongly with love for my husband, children, and those God has placed in my path. I adore the world God has created for us to explore. My heart beats to share, through written words and pictures, my love for nature and the people I meet on this beautiful journey called life.

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