Christmas, Give Away, My Story

MERRY CHRISTMAS! And New Things for the New Year!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I am so very thankful for you! There are no words to describe the affection I have for you.

The last four months have been a whirlwind! Not just in launching this blog, but also in learning tech tricks and terminology I never knew existed. Baby, I’m living proof Old Dogs can learn new tricks! Continue reading “MERRY CHRISTMAS! And New Things for the New Year!”

Christmas, Jesus in Everyday Life

The Christmas Hangover–Time to Linger


Do you realize that this time next week we’ll be doing the Christmas-hangover thing?

The good times, the laughter, the food, will all be done. The presents will all be opened—evidenced by the shrapnel of the wrapping paper, bows, and boxes across the room. Other songs will infiltrate the continuous Christmas music, and everyone will be off enjoying their new presents or sleeping.

This is my favorite time. All of the stress if done. All the preparations are over. I’m finished. I can rest. My mind can slow. The distractions are easier to push aside as there is no deadline.

IMG_4095I grab my coffee and curl up by the tree. I turn off all the other lights in the room and Continue reading “The Christmas Hangover–Time to Linger”

Christmas, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Where Are You Chrsitmas?

Where are you Christmas tree

Are you having a hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit this year?

I am.

I confess: I’m struggling!

And I feel guilty that I’m not experiencing the same emotions I usually experience. I feel like I should be excited; I should be full of anticipation, awe, and wonder.

But I’m not.

And forcing it—well, I feel fake.

Instead, I’m feeling overwhelmed, overextended; and to be sincerely honest, Continue reading “Where Are You Chrsitmas?”

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story, Reflect

Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best


Being sick sucks!

Wouldn’t you agree?

It takes more than it gives and when it’s over, you have to play catch-up.

For two weeks now a virus has had its way with my family. We’ve dropped one-by-one, like dominos falling in slow motion. Continue reading “Our Best For Him–Even when You Don’t Feel Your Best”

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, My Story

Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…

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My last several days have not gone as planned. Do you ever have that?

I know you know what I’m saying. I see your hands raised. I hear you shout, “Same!”

You lay out your plans; you create your to-do lists, you set your schedules, and get everything in order to make it all past-tense…and then— Continue reading “Some Days Don’t Go As Planned…”

Devotionals, Jesus in Everyday Life, Psalm 100

Psalm 100, Part 5: COME!



What does that word stir-up inside you? What does it make you think? What does it make you feel?


This word is either a directive or an invitation. Continue reading “Psalm 100, Part 5: COME!”