A Weary World Rejoices

This week between Christmas and New Years has always had a certain feeling to me. Nostalgic and reflective. A hopeful melancholy. I was curious to see if this week has a name. While I couldn’t find one, I was surprised with the number of articles and discussions devoted to the aura of this week. Here […]

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Thanksgiving Prayer- Our Church

Prayer for Our Church  “Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more […]

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The In Between Space of November

“But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.”  – LM Montgomery (from Anne of Green Gables series) Some of […]

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Not Just Barely Free

Hello and welcome to November. After writing everyday in October, it has been good to have a few days of breathing room. And it is good to realize how much I love to write. No, different than love, how I need to write. How much I uncover about myself and about God in the process. […]

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The Kitchen Sink {Day 29}

I am declaring today, the 29th day of the series, the kitchen sink day. I am throwing everything in that I am not going to have time to elaborate on! I would like tomorrow to be focused on community and the ways it helps us fight against fears. And for Saturday to be a wrap […]

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Information, Transformation and {Ultimate Christian ebook Bundle}

We read for information: gathering facts, input, advice. We read for transformation: letting the words wash over our souls and impact us. Words have guided my parenting and my finances. Words have helped me make changes in time management and eating. And of course the Word, changes me from the inside out. Rather than putting […]

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Beauty All Around

“You have the prettiest pink tree in front of your house. I love looking at it while I’m paying the bills at the computer.” My neighbor texted me these words this past spring. It made my day. Four months later it still does. That same tree is now preparing for winter and its glory of […]

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Guest Post at Gift of Writing

Please join me over at Gift of Writing to talk about the process of writing and the gift it is to our souls. Would love to hear your comments and conversation. You can read by linking here.    

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When your son calls you beautiful

  “My mom is very beautiful.” I keep hearing his words. An innocence. A trust. “Mama today we played a game at school. When we were called on we had to use our vocabulary word in a sentence. I got beautiful.” I know that many seven-year olds would say the same when asked to use […]

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How We Spend Our Days

This picture was taken on New Years Day. I can tell you a lot of facts about the picture. It was my birthday. I’m on the beach at Edisto Island, South Carolina. I had some alone time. It was lightly raining. The next morning we were driving back to Pennsylvania after a week with my […]

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Reminders.

(I wrote the following in the summer of 2012. I am posting it again, well mainly because I need to re-read it and remind myself of these words. Appropriately it is 9:50pm. PS I believe I have gotten less wordy in the last 18 months!) Can you go to bed at 10pm? Out of context […]

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He Delights in Us

  “Yahweh your God is among you, a warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will bring you quietness with His love. He will delight in you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17  Last weekend’s verse and post was from from the coast of South Carolina. Ocean waves inviting me to the heavenly realms. […]

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