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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Merry Christmas Break

My kids have the next couple of weeks off and I’m blessed to have a job that allows me to be off right along with them. I’m going to take the time to soak up a lot of family time and rest and re-charge. I hope to meet you back here right after the first … Continue reading »

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Just As We Are

Next Sunday afternoon at our church, we will have our 2nd Annual Family Christmas Pageant. All of our members and anyone else who wants to come is invited to participate. We have a designated Mary and Joseph, two teenagers and we have some wise men, a few adults. Everything else is up for grabs. We … Continue reading »

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Peace Cannot Be Stolen

Yesterday, I made a quick trip into Athens, to purchase a couple of Christmas gifts for two ladies who I have come to hold dear. I had been thinking about what I wanted to get them and then I had been given an unexpected gift card. I took it as a sign and I went … Continue reading »

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Remembering the Heart of Christmas

Working in the office at an elementary school, I interact with lots of parents and grandparents, and visitors in general. This time of year, I have observed one regular question. The question my co-workers and I often get is, “Are you ready for Christmas?” It’s a common, polite question, and for most people, it means … Continue reading »

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Daily Brushes With God

As I sat down at my keyboard, the day’s exhaustion set in. It hadn’t been a bad day or a particularly stressful one, but it had been busy and I was tired. Do you ever have days like that? Do you have days where nothing fabulous happened, but nothing tragic happened either and you’re grateful, … Continue reading »

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Living In Divine Peace

Last week, our Advent focus was supposed to be on peace. I thought about it. I prayed about it. I even wrote about it and then God gave me the opportunity to live it. My car has had some sort of break issue going on, and last week, we got it into the shop. It … Continue reading »

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Leaning into the Light

During our sermon last Sunday, our pastor pointed out that Christmas is a time when our joys seem much brighter than usual. He also pointed out that our sorrows are much deeper. I don’t think anyone would disagree with that statement. Many people feel much happier at Christmas than any other season. Sometimes it’s the … Continue reading »

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Technical Difficulties

The fabulous technology that allows me to post daily encouragement and reflections is also reliant on my internet connection which for some reason, refused to work on my laptop last night. Since I’m way over the age of 20, I simply can’t type an entire post on my phone. So, I hope to be up … Continue reading »

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The Peace of Christmas

We are in the second week of Advent and our focus as the “Church,” is supposed to be on peace. The concept seems almost laughable at the moment, with protests and division all around us. I’ve read more than one account of families actually cancelling their Thanksgiving dinners because the rift and division caused by … Continue reading »

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Living with Purpose

As my hubby and I were walking into Walmart last weekend, there was a bell ringer there for the Salvation Army. I have a ton of respect for those guys, standing out in the cold or the rain or sometimes both. They stand there ringing a bell, for hours on end, for a cause much … Continue reading »

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