Trusting Him With Her

“I love you! Watch out for the crazies!” These are the last words that I am telling my newly driving daughter these days as she heads out the door. I want to tell her so much more – “Don’t take the turns too fast,” “Be sure to use your turn signal,” “Don’t let your phone […]

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9/28/2020

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Prayer

Grammatical Blessings

“God bless you’re week.” It was a sweet sentiment from one of my parents at the preschool where I work. It closed out her email and I can’t forget it. First, the grammar mistake is probably what caught my eye, but it isn’t the grammar mistake that makes it unforgettable. Yesterday, my pastor preached on […]

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9/14/2020

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Little Lessons

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Wally’s favorite cookies are oatmeal raisin. In our 21+ years of wedded bliss I have only baked them for him once, like 3 weeks ago. I am not sure what took so long for me to crack open the red and white, classic cookbook we received as a wedding gift, and bake the man his […]

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3/21/2020

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Perspective and Predictability

The sunset Wednesday night was beautiful. It seemed to streak across the entire sky. The opaque oranges and powder pinks found reflections on the cotton candy clouds in the east as the blazing, bright orange sun sunk into the horizon in the west. It seemed surreal. There’s a lot that seems surreal these days. A […]

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Preparing for Christmas

What are you doing today to prepare for Christmas? If you are like me, you have a jammed-packed planner overflowing with various lists and spilling over with paper scraps full of reminders and details. Our dining room table cannot currently be eaten off of as it is covered with gifts in various stages of being […]

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Thankful to Decorate for Christmas

We have never decorated for Christmas this early. Before Thanksgiving – yes, but not ever this far before the last Thursday of November. Last Thursday, I really cleaned the house. I scrubbed and dusted. I swept and mopped. I did laundry and I cleaned out the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Let me assure you […]