Wine, Food, Beer, Flowers

I must confess, I had a near death experience today.  It happened at the car wash.  I was getting the plethora of dead insect remains off of my car as I happily rolled on through the scrubbers when everything stopped. WHAT!  When I was a kid this was one of my worst nightmares.  The last …

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Candy Land Experience

I must confess, playing Candy Land recently with my two grandchildren was quite an experience for me. My daughter and her three little ones came over for an early breakfast at the beginning of this week and the kids’ visit quickly transformed into a rapid succession games and toys with the theme “Which Toy Can …

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A Look Back at 2017

I must confess, 2017 was a pretty eventful year with some amazing, wonderful, and poignant memories.  Each New Year's Eve, my husband and I like to take a look back and reflect on the many blessings and experiences that comprised the moments of the previous year.  We typically sit down and go through my calendar, …

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Expectations

I must confess, I have had to learn the hard way that having expectations has sometimes resulted in poor outcomes.  Take, for example, the fact that I love forget me nots and I would expect that I should be able to grow them on my windowsill, since they're just wildflowers.  Each time I see those …

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All Good Gifts

I must confess, I've always loved the Scripture from James 1:17, "...all that is good, all that is perfect, is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light..."  This past weekend there many "gifts" - blessings and experiences along the way in what was an extremely busy weekend.  Permit me to …

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Laughing Outloud

I must confess, I love a good laugh.  My definition of an evening well spent is getting together with good friends and laughing really hard about silly things.  But lately, I've been doing the grandma thing here, and there have been fewer and fewer evenings with friends and more and more babysitting of the grandkids …

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Consistent Inconsistency

I must confess, I struggle to pray consistently.  I can relate to Mike Yaconelli when he writes in his book, Messy Spirituality, that the only constant in his spiritual life is his inconsistency.  What's so important in my life that I can't get a regular prayer routine going?  When things are going rough I seem to ALWAYS …

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