Discovery in the flaws…

After much work editing and formatting, I looked over the proof copy that arrived. I wasn't sure what I would discover, but I didn't expect to see all of the flaws and imperfections. There were stray commas peppered on the pages, spacing didn't seem to be aligned, and words missing started jumping out at me. How… Continue reading Discovery in the flaws…

Weekend coffee share…

If we were having coffee, I would tell you all about our weekend cooped up in the house. Friday night brought us a wave of sleet which turned into a mild snow shower for most of the day on Saturday. The mixture of ice and snow resulted in closed roads and cancellations. The temperatures were… Continue reading Weekend coffee share…

Lay down your burdens…

There is something about this time of year that seems to spread people thin. Whether it is finances, illnesses, family issues, or other burdens...well, they seem magnified during the holiday season with the frantic rush to get things done, show up to parties, and buy gifts (for most these days, this means trying to come up… Continue reading Lay down your burdens…

Look for the lights…

As we pulled onto the main road in the town where my mother-in-law lives, we saw a house lit up with Christmas lights. Our three year-old daughter exclaimed, "Lights!" She gleefully clapped her hands and asked for more 'happy lights'. Since it was Thanksgiving weekend, when most people begin to decorate for the holidays, my… Continue reading Look for the lights…

Our Guardian

My husband has started blogging, too. He had such a warm welcome when he wrote a surprise post on my blog that he was inspired to keep writing. I am proud of his growth and the meditations of his heart. I wanted to share and show him some support…

Letters to H & H

Dear Hannah,

Recently I was watching the movie Rise of the Guardians with you. I had to skip over some scenes because I knew that they were too scary for you and Hank. There was a theme in the movie that correlated with something  I’ve been thinking about recently.

 I ran into an argument online about how many times the Bible says “do not fear”.

Apparently a movie made a claim that the Bible says “do not fear” 365 times.  Of course, this sent the Google searchers on a goose chase to find out if this is the truth or not. I’m not actually going to count the times the Bible says this. What I do know is that the Bible does not actually say “fear not” or “do not fear” even close to 365 times in any kind of version that you can find. However, the idea not fearing anything in the…

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A December to remember…

I have joined Liz of Daily Warrior to make this month A December to Remember.  We are doing one task off of the list each day in order to prepare for the new year and it has the added bonus of allowing the heart and mind to focus on more meaningful things.  This is quite… Continue reading A December to remember…