Word Nerd Wednesday – Epiphany

Welcome to this week’s edition of Word Nerd Wednesday where I’ll be demystifying a church observance – Epiphany. Have you experienced a personal epiphany? ********* Epiphany (Greek – epiphaneia, appearance) to manifest; to show. 1. a Christian festival held on January 6th to celebrate the manifestation of the divine nature of Christ to the Gentiles […]

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I Said No!

I said no. And it was indescribably hard. A dear friend asked if we could dog sit for a few days around New Years. Just about every part of me wanted to jump at the chance to help her, because that’s what she does. She is always generous and helpful and completely dedicated to serving […]

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Happy New Year

Dear Family and Friends, I am as amazed as anyone at what God is working in my life and all of you are a huge part of it. I could not end this year without expressing my deepest gratitude for your support over the last 12 months. So many of you left comments and liked […]

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Merry Christmas 2015

Dear family and friends! I really wasn’t going to do it. I had convinced myself I deserved a break this year from holiday correspondence. But then all your lovely cards and messages started rolling in. I didn’t have time to make cards. No way I could manage to stamp, address, and mail 150 letters off to […]

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He Came Anyway

“I don’t deserve Christmas!” That’s what my 7 year old shouted stomping off to his room with arms taut and fists clenched as the guilt about some poor choice washed over him. I’m sure he had no idea he had just given me the perfect topic for a teaching moment. I laid down beside him […]

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Excessive Celebration

This week I celebrated my 40th birthday. My mom was here for the occasion. I ate cake for breakfast and enjoyed a glass of prosecco with dinner. Every moment of the day was filled with joy but I kept wondering why I don’t celebrate like that more often… What else do we get this excited about? […]

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