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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

What I did 25 years ago today!

What I did 25 years ago today!

Today is the day! It feels like we have been celebrating all summer long and now this day is finally here! Twenty-five years ago today, I said, I will. I will love you for better and for worse I will care for you in sickness and in health I will stay with you when we are … 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

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

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Keeping At It When We Want To Give Up

Have you ever had those times when you wish things would move faster? Final days of pregnancy Closing date on your home The countdown to saying, “I do” Yet when that time comes not only do we feel complete joy and relief we find a whole new set of situations to face. We think the … Continue reading

When We Stew Over Words Spoken

When We Stew Over Words Spoken

The words were spoken in passing but now they are on repeat in my head. The words fill my mind and crowd out other thoughts. I play them over and over with the same questions spinning. Why did they say that? What did they mean by that? What did I do wrong? Hurtful words can … Continue reading