Fix Your Focus

My dad’s camera was one of the prized possessions I claimed after his death. Picturing him behind it is one of my enduring childhood memories. The old Nikon is truly a relic, but still fully functional. However, it has taken some effort and research for me to figure out how to use it. In the […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Hallelujah

I’m sad to say this is Sommer’s last Word with us this year, but excited for what she is sharing today and how it helps us close out Thanksgiving and look forward expectantly to the promises we proclaim in the Christmas season. And, she’ll be back next year, too! Hallelujah: Interjection. “used to express praise, […]

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Masterpiece Monday – Lori Palomares

I’m so excited to share my friend Lori Palomares with you! She is on fire for the Lord and is passionate about her fashion reflecting that! Her shirts would make great Christmas gifts. Or, you could get one with your #OneWord for 2017 emblazoned on the front and your verse on the back! Be sure […]

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Untangling the Mess of Holiday Stress

This is the time of year when my carefully crafted schedule begins to unravel. As much as I love the Christmas season as a reminder that Christ took on human flesh to save me and as symbol of our joyful expectation of Christ’s second coming, it can be stressful. Generally speaking, I live my days at […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Thanksgiving

My dear friend Sommer is back this week discussing a very timely word! I should never be asked to write a blog post about giving thanks.  Despite giving off a generally calm and easy going demeanor, my insides are usually a fireball of anxiety, tension, and discontent.  I’m working on it. I have tried “letting […]

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Gratitude Overcomes a Grumbling Attitude

Gosh, I’ve been grumbling a lot lately. About my aging car, my kids distaste for all things prepared in the crock pot, and the massive effort required to lose a single pound. I’ve even found myself grumbling over others’ grumbling. Could anything be less productive? Complaining can be both a self-fulfilling prophecy and self-sabatoging strategy. The […]

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