Category Archives: Celebrating Life

A Modern Take on the Nativity

I recently saw this nativity display in the home of young newlyweds. I’m not sure how they intended it, and knowing the playful husband, I’m pretty sure it’s his doing, but it got me thinking. It’s an interesting assortment of … Continue reading

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When the Quiet Time Model Doesn’t Fit

Prayer is a crucial part of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Prayer is one of the first disciplines that new Christians are encouraged to practice. The word prayer in it’s simplest definition means “plea, petition, or request.” Expanded definitions include … Continue reading

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Lord of Lunch Crumbs and Dust Bunnies

Easter weekend is over, chocolate bunnies are eaten, and our Easter finery is now shoved to the back closet to await another event. Pastors preached sermons some worked on for months and special Easter worship effects sleep tucked away for another year. Last … Continue reading

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Three Beautiful Words

“I love you.” These three words are considered by many to be the three most beautiful words in the world. They are wonderful, magical words when spoken sincerely. I remember the first time my husband spoke those words to me, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

Another New Year rolled around and my world doesn’t look any different the day after New Years than it did the day before. I’m actually mildly amused that we celebrate the turning of a calendar page, an artificial counting of time … Continue reading

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Tiny Spaces, Big Collections

Tiny spaces and cozy cottages fascinate me. I admire people who downsize dramatically to live in doll-size houses. I imagine how easy it would be to clean a small place and store few belongings. I wonder what creative things I … Continue reading

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Purple Hearts for Pink Ribbon Ladies — and Gents!

I was talking recently with another breast cancer survivor about blessings that have come my way because I had cancer – skills I’ve learned, personal and spiritual lessons, humorous experiences related to coping with the disease and its treatments. She … Continue reading

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