Farewell 2017

Well, here we are at the end of another year and as we farewell 2017, I want to extend my gratitude to each of you who meet me here week after week at My Messy Desk, both virtually and in real life! I have learned so much researching, praying, and writing on the topics we […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Myrrh

Word Nerd Wednesday – Myrrh

My dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, continues with the third of three words common to Christmas, Myrrh, for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Myrrh Myrrh (Hebrew; lot, n.): resinous, fragrant, slightly bitter to the taste; mastic bark (a resinous gum of the rockrose plant). Myrrh (Greek; smyrna, n.): an aromatic […]

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Here we are barreling toward the end of another year, I’ve been looking back to move forward.  Pondering how My Messy Desk came to be helps me develop and refine the vision for where we’re going. Looking Back I never intended to be a writer. I envisioned a craft business that brought women together around […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday - Frankincense

Word Nerd Wednesday – Frankincense

My dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, continues with the second of three words common to Christmas, Frankincense, for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Frankincense Frankincense (Hebrew; febond, n.): whiteness; white and shining; a fragrant, resinous gum-incense; Also, (Hebrew; qeforet, n.): incense, smoke offering, its pleasant fragrance symbolic of God’s acceptance […]

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How to Acknowledge Accomplishments and Adjust Your Attitude

One Saturday a few weeks ago, I found myself in need of a major attitude adjustment. My Bad Attitude When we moved into our new-to-us home in West Virginia this summer, we noticed the beauty of the mature trees on the property. My excitement built when temperatures cooled and the leaves began taking on the […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Gold

Word Nerd Wednesday – Gold

For this week and the next two, my dear friend and fellow Army Veteran, Ann Marie, tackles three words common to Christmas, beginning with Gold for this edition of Word Nerd Wednesday. ********* Gold Gold (Hebrew; zahab, n.): nugget of pure gold; from the root ‘to shimmer and shine’. Also, (Hebrew; paz, n.): purest gold; […]

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