WAVE OF LOVE WEDNESDAY

 Christmas is a time for memories. It is also a time to reflect on Christmases past and looking forward to Christmas coming.  As I am getting older, memories meander in my heart like a shaken snow globe. From the time I start thinking about decorating, writing cards, and shopping, I can almost see my four adult middle-aged children as they […]

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TIMELESS TALENT TUESDAY

I often hear people say, ” I don’t have any talents. I wish I could write a story. Or, I wish I could paint a picture.” The wishes for wanting a talent are endless.  However, I am here to tell you that everyone has a gift; a gift that is timeless. Skills are not always artistic, sports-related, beautiful voices, or […]

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STILL SPIRIT SUNDAY

It is hard to believe that today is December 9th. Although the air was cold, it was still a beautiful day. As I was thinking about my story, my mind seemed to get stuck on the word, “still.”  It is not uncommon for ideas, words, and pictures to run like a movie through my mind. So, when “still” would not […]

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SIMPLY SHINING SATURDAY

Today we celebrated Christmas in Nazareth. St. John’s United Church of Christ was part of this great day. Our large gathering room was set up with round tables adorned with red tablecloths and a festive tree in the center. Holiday music entertained those who visited the room, to enjoy refreshments of holiday cookies, hot chocolate, and warm cider. The aroma […]

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TRUTHFUL THANKFUL THURSDAY

Today’s story is about the truth that surrounds my love for Christmas trees. First, as you know from previous stories, I love Christmas. Honestly, I believe I received the Christmas gene from both of my parents but more so from my mother. Although I decorated a few trees before Mom passed, the number has doubled and tripled since her passing […]

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FAITH AND FAMILY FRIDAY

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would write a little story about what the holiday means to me. First and foremost, Christmas is about the birth of our Savior, Jesus. I love to read about the journey of Mary and Joseph, the obstacles they faced, the birth of Jesus, the star that led the Wise men and […]

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TENDER-HEARTED THURSDAY

One of my favorite Hallmark Movies is, The Christmas Visitor. It is a story about a family who suffered the loss of their military son in Desert Storm on Christmas Eve.  The family was devastated and stopped celebrating Christmas. After several years, the fallen soldier’s father decided that he wanted to bring some happiness back into their home. So, he […]

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