make the time

on a weathered bench I play  minutes…hours… half a day! How I wish  to pause the time  play the day away  on this piano of mine! Every year when the Christmas season is over, I always wish I had spent more time playing through my favorite Christmas piano books. Not this year! I am determined to […]

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Be Born In Me

This has become one of my favorite Christmas songs.  Written from Mary’s perspective, it so beautifully captures the range of emotions she felt when realizing she was carrying the Son of God. One of my favorite lines is this – “I am not brave, I’ll never be- the only thing my heart can offer is […]

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The Holly and The Ivy

“The Holly and the Ivy” The holly and the ivy, When they are both full grown Of all the trees that are in the wood The holly bears the crown  The holly bears a blossom As white as lily flower And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ To be our sweet Saviour From the rising of […]

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Christmas Dishes

I was feeling a little melancholy the other day as I was fixing a day-after Thanksgiving meal for the 4 of us.  Now that the girls are getting older, holidays just feel different.   I miss the girls being little and wanting to spend time with me.   I miss the excitement of Santa and long toy […]

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You, Lord, are my lamp

The greatest present given to me  was not found beneath a tree  a much more precious gift, you see-  one that brought back memories  In Granny’s garage, to my delight nestled atop a fridge that night I found an old, old antique light  and it was precious to my sight!  This was our first Christmas […]

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the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light

And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.   John 1:5 We wanted to do something as a “family” this past weekend- just the four of us. I admit, I wanted to do the “mom” thing and go see some holiday lights- while the rest of the family wanted to go […]

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Away in a Manger

It is bittersweet watching the girls grow and “outgrow” certain things… One of their very favorite Christmas decorations has always been the Little People nativity set.  I used to set it out and they would play with it for hours!  They would even incorporate their own toys into the manger scene.  One day I even […]

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Back in my day…

Yesterday I had the joy of sharing one of those “back in my day” stories with my daughters… While I was looking through some pictures from a trip my husband and I took to Paris-B.C. (before children), I found something from my childhood that I have been looking for for years! When I was about 10 […]

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Night Lights

The smallest of lights remind us of His presence in the darkest night We faced my daughter’s biggest fear recently.  My husband and I are so blessed to have two happy, healthy daughters- a blessing I do not take for granted!  The one thing that has plagued them is dental issues.  Due to frequent visits […]

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

I have a little confession to make- I do NOT like loud noises.  Of any kind. As a former elementary music teacher, I remember the days of teaching eager budding musicians…the rite of passage for a 4th grader was getting their very own recorder and learning to play this instrument.  But learning to play any […]

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