I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew it was coming. We were blessed with the time we had…I was for sure there would be a miracle. Instead, there I sat on my bedroom floor in a puddle of tears. Not ready to face reality. Someone close to me had passed away. It […]

Cookie Swap!!!

So, right before Christmas , My mom and sister and I get together to back cookies. We like trying different recipes and of course some of our favorite Classics. What are some recipes you would like to share? Please comment and let me know your favorites!!! I may have to choose a few for our […]

My Christmas Story

Christmas. A celebration of the birth of our Lord. It’s supposed to be a happy time…a time we’re surrounded by our friends and family. But sadly, that’s not always true for some of us. For some, Christmas contains memories that are so painful, we’d rather just skip it altogether. As I watch the hustle and […]

“I’m the Lord’s Servant”

To me, there is nothing more enjoyable at Christmas than reveling over the birth of Jesus, our Savior and King! It seems every year, something more profound reveals what was unnoticed to me before. It was a few years ago that Mary made center stage. It wasn’t so much as her being chosen or what […]

In the Spirit of Christmas…

riMy children are getting to the age where they are noticing all of the Christmas excitement.  It is so exciting for us as parents, especially since Christmas is our favorite holiday.  As much as I love looking at the beautiful lights, decorating my tree with my beloved ornaments, and let’s not forget finding just the […]

RACK Up the Cheer!

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1Peter 4:10 (NIV) This time of year I am always wrought with guilt that we don’t do enough. Enough traditions, enough giving, enough Carpe Christian Holiday! I grand plans, but I let […]

When It’s Not the Most Wonderful Time of Year

Did you know statistically, the holiday season is the highest ranked for depression and suicide? “How can that be? It’s such a joyful season.” Because, dear friends, some people don’t know the true joy of the season. The Grinch is right, it doesn’t come from packages, boxes or bags. Christmas does mean more! Very much more! It means the […]

Blessing in the Pause

This morning, I sat in my favorite chair, warming blanket on my lap, a cup of coffee in hand, and listened to the howling wind as it screamed past my window. Winter weather arrived on scene yesterday bringing bitter cold and a wind demanding attention with every gust causing the house to groan and creak […]

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