They Won’t Stay In My Head

January 8, 2016

It has been confirmed beyond a doubt that I am a visual learner. The news was on TV as I was preparing dinner last night and I could hear the anchor reporting on the day’s events, but I wasn’t actually watching the broadcast. What he said: 17 miners were trapped in an elevator shaft in…

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Jazz Hot, Baby

December 31, 2015

So another year has come and gone. While some are making their resolutions for 2016, I’m cleaning the kitchen and listening to Spotify. I found this new-to-me group called The Hot Sardines and they’re fabulous. It’s Bourbon Street Jazz at its finest and it makes me ever so happy. There’s a little bit of melancholy…

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Yeah – It Happened

December 17, 2015

Last night was our MomsConnect Christmas event. There were a┬álot of games and food and laughing and everything you need for a fun evening. I gave a short devo and may or may not have said the following: I left my goat in my other pants. They got jiggy with it. My baby daddy… Drops…

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Advent 12-01-15: Wait

December 3, 2015

By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79 I’ve never heard anyone say waiting is easy. Sometimes the waiting is full…

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Advent 11-30-15: Prepare

December 2, 2015

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight–indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1 2015 is the year of being prepared for Christmas. Not just that…

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Advent 11-29-15: Hope

December 1, 2015

The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In…

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Advent Season 2015

December 1, 2015

I like the holidays. Not as much as some, more than others. But I always find the lack of Christ in Christmas disturbing. It seems no matter how hard I’ve tried over the last several years, the Christmas season has been more secular than holy. I get sucked into the business of decorating, cooking, purchasing,…

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Texas Adventures – Part 2

November 12, 2015

When last we met, our people had just left West, Texas, and were making their way through the deluge in two cars, one black and one white, down to Austin. We pulled out of Slovacek’s parking lot and hit I-35 S for the remaining 2 hour drive. The weather vacillated between a good, heavy soak…

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Texas Adventures ~ Part 1

November 9, 2015

A couple Wednesdays ago I flew from Pennsylvania to Texas for a special girls’ get away. My mother and sister from New Mexico flew in the same day and we were picked up by my Fort Worth sister. The next day we just kind of hung out and enjoyed each other’s company. Then Friday came.…

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That Time the Basement Floor Was Saved and How it Almost Ruined Vacation

October 12, 2015

Last Friday afternoon found Todd and I watching the news in the basement due to a tornado warning. There was a funnel cloud, but thankfully it never touched down. All I could think of while we were down there was how much better it was to hunker down in a finished basement with a TV…

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