Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Fresh Start – New Beginnings!

I love the sight of a crisp and clean sheet of paper when I sit down to make a new list! I get excited and become energized to a certain degree!  That sheet of paper is a clean slate with no baggage left over. I think that is why I like it so much! The […]

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The Reason for the Season – and Everything Else

This past week has been one of emotions all over the map – ok, so at 52 that’s not unusual for me.  My husband is a pastor, my son is a pastor and my daughter and son-in-law both work retail.  Needless to say, we don’t celebrate Christmas on Christmas Day.  We have a few days […]

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Laughing All the Way

This has been a week of laughter and fun for me.  I know, if you have read many of my posts, you will think that I have fun every week.  There’s some truth to that.  Last Saturday night, I went to see Tim Hawkins.  I laughed so hard my sides hurt.  As I thought about […]

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This Girl Loves Christmas

If you’re like me, the Christmas chaos began the day after Thanksgiving…for many it began Thanksgiving evening with the craziness of shopping.  I LOVE Christmas!  I love everything about it….the music, the shopping, the parties, the baking, the movies, the decorations, the lights…..everything.  When I was a child, my Mom loved holidays. She went all-out […]

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EXHAUSTION–Christmas Makes Everything New

Exhaustion. How many of us know this word all too well? We become all to familiar with the feeling of being drained, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Our lives many times look like a merry-go-round that just keeps going and going, never allowing us the chance to get off. Honestly, I have become accustomed to […]

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He Is So Worthy!

Monday afternoon I was traveling for work from Louisville to Iowa by way of Atlanta. I hurried to get from concourse A to concourse C with a tad bit of spare time to swing by Starbucks for my favorite Green Tea Frappuccino! As I walked toward the long line at Starbucks, I caught a glimpse […]

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IN IT, BUT NOT OF IT

As I write this today (Friday), I am in preparation for 34 deacons and wives and our staff and their wives to join us for dinner Saturday night – in my home.  I am cleaning, rearranging furniture (to make room for all the tables) and getting the two HUGE briskets ready for our Texas Christmas […]

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Alive in the Hearts of His People!

West Africa is really far away! A man named David speaks very little English! At just the right time 2 lives collide for a conversation about Jesus! Once again, it’s evident His presence indwells the hearts of His people! Don’t you just love it when God shows up in a profound way to reinforce how […]

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Goodbye Super Mom! (It Takes a Village)

There is so much pressure. There is so much pressure to be perfect. There is so much pressure to be the perfect mother. Do you feel it? I do, and not just because of my personality. (I’m a recovering perfectionist.) Our society says do it all and be it all, all on your own. You […]

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Unleashed to Pray and Fast–seventh month

Month Seven: Pray for Wise Choices Ponder back upon a decision in your youth, where you did not make the wise choice.  As I write this, I remember as a young girl, of eight years old, I chose to lie to my teacher at school.  That lie had implications and needless to say, I got […]

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