My Favorite Reads This Year

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My Favorite Reads This Year

I really wanted to do more reading this year and I was able to reach my reading goal of 40 books and beyond.  This year I read 48 books and am almost done with 2 others!  That figures up to four books/month!  I think that is pretty good for me!  The books I read were…

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A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share  in the song of angels, the gladness of the shepherds  and the wisdom of the wise men. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness come with every gift and…

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Book Review: The Shortest Way Home By Juliette Fay

THE SHORTEST WAY HOME A NOVEL By: Juliette Fay Published: October 30, 2012 *** A NOVEL FULL OF HUMOR AND HOPE FOR FINDING YOURSELF WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECTED Sean has spent twenty years in Third World war zones and natural disaster areas, fully embracing what he’d always felt was his life’s mission. But when burnout…

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Beach Ornament

Every year I give the kids an ornament that is related to something special about the year.  Like maybe a football player for the year they started playing football, or their favorite character from that year.  This year I was having a hard time finding ornaments that were meaningful for each of them until I…

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Snow Day

The snow has arrived.  My summer oasis is now covered in snow.  The wind is howling outside and this morning we were without power for 4 1/2 hours.  Since then it has only flickered a few times.  I hoping the power stays on.  I have several friends in communities near us that have been without…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one think of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy If we could all just be a little kinder, a little more giving, share what we have, and be thankful…..wouldn’t the world be a better place?  Change starts with me….and you.

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This Christmas….Be Yourself

I don’t know about you, but when I entertain, this is NOT how my table looks.  I don’t have this kind of talent and doubt I ever will.  As I was thinking about Mary and Martha (see previous post), I ran across this quote, which reminded me…to just be myself.  When you are entertaining, try…

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Are You Like Martha or Mary?

Mary, Martha and Jesus Everyone is busy.  Everyone seems to be in a hurry.  Christmas seems to be one of the busiest times for people, yet it is also the time when we want to slow down and cherish the moments that happen and build memories to last a lifetime.  It is a time that…

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Lessons from Luke

This month I was in charge of the lesson for our church circle.  In preparing, I was looking up verses from Luke that are important to me.  Of course, the Book of Luke is full of verses related to Jesus’ birth.  But there is so much more to Luke…. In Chapter 12 Jesus warns us…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.   George Lorimer Lorimer was a journalist and editor of The Saturday Evening Post and died in 1937 from throat cancer. If you are like me, you have a To-Do list a mile long.  You might have…

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