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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

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10 (NIV) One of my favorite times of day is dawn. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so not a morning person. Matter of fact, I joke that getting vertical is agony. But when I’m up, I truly do enjoy the dawn. It’s quiet. Peaceful. Still. Stillness ...continue reading

Advent Week 1: Anticipation

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” —Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) One night several years ago, I made the huge mistake of drinking way too much green tea while eating Japanese with my husband. You guessed what happened. I lay ...continue reading

Christmas Wishes Through Songs

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted. Christmas has come, and along with it come the requisite chores, those of shopping, making cookies, parties, and Christmas cards.  Throughout it all, it’s easy to lose the real reason we have Christmas.  So in this post, though it may be short and perhaps not the ...continue reading

Getting Ready for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas has been a hard road this year. It all started in November.  I knew it would be busy.  That particular month always is in my line of work.  What I didn’t expect was the intensity.  One week, I completed a review of applications.  That Sunday, I flew to Oregon for a conference.  ...continue reading