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May 22

May 22, 2017

For Moms of Graduating Seniors — hold tight and let go

  Last week, I wrote an email to a cherished friend whose first born is about to graduation from high school.  I have found myself sharing these types of words often in the last couple of years (many of the MOPS Moms I mentored now have graduation seniors)…. You have no idea how many times I have thought of you over the past school year as you have posted photos of your senior.  There have been so many times that…

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Jan 29

January 29, 2017

Your 2017 Word of the Year Workshops

I have been in my “sweet spot”  to facilitate several Discover Your 2017 Word and Scripture Workshop.  During these workshop, participants choose 1 word and a scripture/phrase for 2017 that will represent what God is fulfilling in their life, what He has purposed them to do and where He has called them to serve.   Included in this workshop was a creative activity that Beth of BeiterDesign.  She help each one create a visual reminder of their word and scripture that would remind…

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Dec 17

December 17, 2016

When Christmas Changes

For years and years our Christmas celebration were the same – the same people, same food, same events and traditions.  As our daughters got married, we made adjustments to continued with our treasured traditions. But our Christmas changed 4 years and so did I. Four years ago, my Mother was dying of cancer during the Christmas season.  Somehow we had Christmas that year, but there was an overcast of sorrow that surround our traditions.  I was anxious to put all…

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Sep 1

September 1, 2016

Your current Season – Embrace it

In chatting with a sweet (much younger than I am) mama in church last week – I shared with her this recognizable memory from my days as a young mama. On a rainy morning 20+ years ago, I was dropping my older 2 girls off at school and was headed home to spend the day with my preschooler in our home (which at the time was a new double-wide trailer in the country that did not feel like home).  After…

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Jun 13

June 13, 2016

Share your imperfect home with others

You know the old saying, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”, I heard that often over 18 years as I awaited a fireplace in our great room.  Eighteen (yes, 18) years ago, my husband built our home and we moved into a very unfinished home.  My husband is a contractor by trade, so often our projects got put on the back burner while he worked on other’s projects.  To his credit, he did great work as he finished projects in…

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May 23

May 23, 2016

Mar 1

March 1, 2016

My Grandmothers’ quilts and Psalm 90

Last year, I had several quilt tops from my grandmothers quilted.  These quilts had been pieced together by my paternal and maternal grandmothers and one was most probably worked on my maternal great-grandmother.   The woman who quilted them thought that one was probably from the 1930’s (the one with a variety of patchwork material) and the other one from the 1940’s.  What a breathtaking thought, that the hands that loved and raised my parents made these quilts (most likely…

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Feb 17

February 17, 2016

2016 Word and Scripture = Shepherd

Before there was Facebook app that would pick a verse or word for your year (that was really available on Facebook this year), I would seek a verse to claim for a new year.  This verse is one I revisited throughout a year as challenges and delights came.  The chosen verse would reminded me of how God was using my circumstances to reveal Himself in my life, As 2016 started  and many of you were sharing your “word” or scripture,…

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Feb 9

February 9, 2015

Someplace Safe with Someone Good

For Christmas, my daughter gave me this Jan Karon book about Mitford’s Father Tim.  Reading it was like slipping on a pair of old slippers – a comfortable, cozy time with good friends.  My friends from Mitford, Father Tim, Cynthia, Dooley, and Barnabas the dog easily found their way into my heart once again.  I often tell my husband Bill, that I want to move to Mitford just to be part of that community (and of course, realistic Bill has…

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Jun 14

June 14, 2014

Remembering my Dad

 It was 2 years ago that my Mother told me that she had a pain in her back and I knew then that her cancer had returned and 6 months later she went to her eternal home .   My Dad and I worked hard to move him close to me to start a new chapter in his life and then the Lord took him home just 8 months later. In 14 months both of my parents were gone from…

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