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Fight for Joy

Fight for Joy

Dear Friends, Have you ever felt negativity pounding at your thoughts and your head hurting from the bombardment? I have. Every direction I turned a thought, word spoken or attitude seemed to come at me until I felt buried under the bricks of negativity. I felt beaten down and exhausted. The ugliness of negativity kept … Continue reading

He Loves Me As He Finds Me

He Loves Me As He Finds Me

Dear Friend, I’m reading this book, The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp and its breaking me up and how I’m seeing my life. This love word for the year is doing the same thing. I’m always amazed at how God uses everyday things to teach us about life if we slow ourselves down enough to … Continue reading

Making Memories From Mishaps

Making Memories From Mishaps

Last week, I didn’t write here because I was there. It’s like the Dr. Seuss line: “From there to here, from here to there funny things are everywhere.” Dave and I got away from here…work, kids, house, and every day life… to there… cottage, beach, relaxation and time together. And all along the way there … Continue reading

When We Try Something New and Fail

When We Try Something New and Fail

We finally planted our garden. It’s been rainy, wet and my schedule has been swamped with events but we finally got it in. It’s a relief and my place of retreat. I fence myself in, plant myself on the edge of the raised beds and dig in. Dave came over while I was planting the … Continue reading

Finding Our Seat At The Table

Finding Our Seat At The Table

Last week I was away at a conference. One of the mornings we had a ladies breakfast. Normally I’m up for these kinds of things but on that particular day with no caffeinated drink in my system — along with a rough night’s sleep — it was turning into a false-start kind of morning. Other … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day Recipe

A Mother’s Day Recipe

I had a sweet surprise this week. All my kids were home Sunday night into Monday morning. It was a treat. I did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile — BAKE!!! I enjoy working in the kitchen. It relaxes me to bake and cook for others. I enjoy the process and the presentation.  … Continue reading