Holidays

To Those Who Loved with an Open Hand

In the United States, when someone serves in our Armed Forces, be it in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, they do so voluntarily. People serve for different reasons. Funding for college, escaping a dead-end life, following in the footsteps of parents, and above all, patriotism. When someone enlists or becomes ...continue reading

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Note: Advent, of course, is over now, but this miniseries wouldn’t be complete without one last post. January is my hardest month. Sure, the days are starting to get longer, but the difference in when the sun sets is so miniscule that it’s hard to notice. In the morning, it’s almost like the sun struggles ...continue reading

The Challenge of Gratitude (and Gratitude Challenge)

Vacation has thrown me off. Not just a little bit. A lot. A whole lot. Thanksgiving is next week. It’s too early, and I’m not the only one thinking that. One of my coworkers told me she’d made reservations at their favorite campground for Thanksgiving—except she made them for the following week rather than THE ...continue reading