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Advent: Are You Ready?

Advent. I love this word even though I was not raised in a tradition that observes it. A simple glance at the dictionary shows me why it resonates with me. n. a coming into place, view, or being; arrival A coming into. We head into the holiday season and into the...

Gratitude Challenge

We all know deep down that we are more blessed than we acknowledge, so I’m laying down a challenge to you, my sweet readers. Some of you may be weary these days, not wanting another list of things to do, but some of you might be up for the task. So this year,...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…(really???)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!…(well, for some people it is, for others, not so much…) Christmas comes around every year whether everything in your life is going beautifully or everything in your life is falling apart. If you’re in a hard, sad season...

I Believe Some Crazy Things

I believe some things that might sound a bit crazy. I believe that there is a God, a Creator of this universe and of me. I believe that His Son, Jesus, came down from heaven and was born to a virgin. I believe that Jesus grew up and really lived a real life and that...

For My Father, on His 70th Birthday

Dear Dad, First of all, thank you for reading my blog all these years. My pink, girlie, topics-that-have-nothing-to-do-with-your-life blog. I forget sometimes that you read it regularly, and then you write in a letter something very specific about a certain post and I...

Dear 2017

Dear 2017, I am closing the door on you because I’m weary. But before I come across as a whiny brat though, I absolutely must acknowledge that you were the backdrop for some very sweet experiences. January: My husband and I began living together full time. I released...