good things come…

Isn’t it funny how some days don’t seem to start off on the right foot…and then by the end of the day, you look back and see how it was one of the very best days? I woke up one day with a feeling of dread.  There were several things I had to do, and […]

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rainy days and Mondays always get me up!

I’m a little weird, I guess. Because I absolutely LOVE rainy days… and Mondays, too! Mondays are my favorites because I am usually at home alone- which means I can get so much done!  The rest of the week is go-go for all of us.  Between work, school, church, teaching music lessons, running the girls […]

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Home

the place where I can wear  my hair  up in a messy bun  the place where doggies blissfully   “happy dance” under the sun  the place where I can look around  and see love in a frame family pictures scattered ’round showing just how far we came  I sort of feel like Dorthy in Oz- “there’s […]

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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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