When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think Horses Not Zebras

I must confess, I am a huge fan of the medical mystery genre whether reading about these in print or watching these on television.  The phrase, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras,” is often quoted in the medical world, and was coined in the late 1940s by Dr. Theodore Woodward. It was meant …

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Friends, Football, and Fun

I must confess, I packed a lot of living into my Sunday this past weekend.  The hubby and I hosted a brunch for ten friends, we witnessed a football game of epic proportions, and we played the most extraordinary and engaging board game with a pair of our lively grandkids.  Life is good. Sunday morning …

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Harvest of Blessings

I must confess that I absolutely know when autumn arrives in my neck of the woods.  On my drive home from my granny nanny duties, I check to see if "the sign" is there, and if it is not I go on my merry way thankful for another day of summer.  However, when I see …

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What a Treasure

I must confess, this summer has been running away from me with too many fun and interesting things to do, and it’s kept me away from blogging, but I could not let the chance pass by to tell you about an extraordinary camping experience we had recently with, like, oh, about hundred other people. Yes, …

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Five More For Friday

I must confess, it’s been incredibly challenging to look on the sunny side of things lately with myself and most of my family being sick for such a long time.  I’m hoping to see the light at the end of the tunnel soon by getting past the used tissues, cough drop wrappers, half drunk cups …

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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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Christmas Blessings

I must confess, I felt quite blessed this Christmas with the many gifts I received; not only the actual presents given to me, but the gifts of my family and the time we spent together for three days.  Yes, Christmas Day actually lasted for three days at my house!  My hubby and I hosted a …

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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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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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