One Word

As this year draws to a close, I haven't made one resolution for the upcoming new year but I did pick one word.  My word was actually an umbrella word over 2014 that protected and sheltered me. ENCOURAGEMENT.  That's my word.  It had the most overarching effect on me and it brought me to the [...]

It’s the little things

Christmas is over but there's still remnants left.  There's a bag of crumpled wrapping paper tucked behind a stool in my living room.  The lights still twinkle on my decorated tree and there's a few cookie crumbs on a plate sitting next to me on my dining room table. My fingers click away on my [...]

No Lists, Just Love

He's making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice, Santa Claus is coming to town... Most of us have heard those familiar words many times.  The nice get a gift and the naughty, well...they don't get anything or, if they're lucky, they get a lump of coal. As my [...]

The Light That Keeps on Giving

Twinkling lights are sure to catch our eye at this time of year.  We're attracted by their shimmer through our neighborhoods and homes. I especially enjoy waking up in the morning before dawn and clicking on my Christmas tree lights.  Sitting in the dark with just the glow from the tree is the best part [...]

Grace~It’s All About Grace

The words slid off my tongue like butter from a knife. Smooth, slick words rolled out of my mouth and into my listener's ears. If only I had caught my words that morning and took them captive while they were still a thought. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the [...]

Sentimental Journey and the Moments that Count

I've felt sentimental lately. A dear aunt of mine passed away on Thanksgiving. The older I get my aunt's age of 77 doesn't seem that old.  Of course I know that younger (much younger) people or children pass away and the reality is that death is no respecter of age. Either is illness.  My aunt [...]