So Much Love

April 12, 2016

Last Friday, only a few hours after I posted I Wait, my father peacefully took his last breath. My mother and one sister were there with him and there was no struggle, no suffering, just a calm passing from this life to the next. The response to my post was astounding. So many people expressed…

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I Wait

April 8, 2016

As I write this I’m waiting to hear from New Mexico that my father has passed away. He stopped swallowing the other day and was struggling to breathe yesterday. This is the natural progression of advanced dementia and it feels merciless to me. I am sad. My mom is sad. My sisters are sad. We’re…

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Tea and Quilts

January 11, 2016

Today was a lovely day for me and The Girl. She goes back to school on Sunday and we decided to finally make our way to the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, a place she’s wanted to visit since we moved here nearly ten years ago. Turns out, however, the museum is closed on Mondays. Undaunted,…

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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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