Give Yourself Some Grace

We’re in the middle of a pandemic, my friends, and my encouragement for you all today is GIVE YOURSELF SOME GRACE!!! [Or perhaps you are reading this later, and although thankfully the world has returned to somewhat normal, you feel as though you are in a crisis all your own. Read on.] It’s been a […]

city in winter

7 Things I Learned This Winter

I can’t believe that winter is almost over, as we’ve had the mildest, mostly snow-less, New England winter I can remember since living here. But it’s already time to join my favorite link-up and share what I’ve learned. I hope you enjoy this little list. 1. There are fewer things that really matter to me […]

Fall in our church yard

7 Things I Learned This Fall

It’s been a busy fall, but I managed to record at least some of the different things I’ve learned. Join me and others at Emily P. Freeman’s link-up to read about what we’ve learned this season. 1.I learned the proper way to forward an entire conversation in gmail. Do you ever wonder when you wish […]

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What I Learned This Summer

It’s time for another quarterly list of What I Learned, this time for summer 2019. Linking up with Emily P. Freeman and friends quarterly is one of the things I look forward to every three months. Please join me as we talk about various things we are learning, whether silly and fun or informative and […]

May sky with day moon

I’ve Got a Question

This post has been created for the Five-Minute Friday link-up, where the prompt for this week is question. Excuse me; I have a question. Are you one who asks a lot of questions? I most definitely am. It’s how I learn and process information. The more I understand something, the better I will remember it. […]

purple creeping phlox in my garden

What I Learned This Spring

Another quarter has already passed, which surprisingly means another season has also almost flown by as well. It’s time to join my favorite link-up and share What I Learned This Spring. This is a collection of some of the interesting, helpful, and sometimes meaningful things I’ve learned in this season. I hope you enjoy learning […]

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Life is an Opportunity

I’m (finally) joining in again to catch this week’s Five Minute Friday link-up, where the word for this week was opportunity. I’ve been thinking a lot about life lately. Through my husband’s heart bypass surgery experience about a year and a half ago, the death of both of his sisters in the same twelve-month period […]

Blue sky with clouds and snowy branches

What I Learned This Winter

It’s one of my favorite times again, where I join Emily P. Freeman’s link-up about what we learned this past season. What a wonderful habit of recording and reflecting on things I’ve learned, both silly and serious and somewhere in between. 10 Things I Learned This Winter: 1. The “January blues” is a real thing. […]

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When You Don’t Feel Ready for a New Year

Early each January or often even in the late December days between Christmas and New Year’s I see so many posts, photos, and stories in blogs and in my favorite social media feeds talking about goals and plans for the new year. And each year I think I feel about the same. While I commend […]

God With Us

Today’s post is written for the link-up at Five Minute Friday, where the word of the week is with. ***** “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 New King James Version (NKJV)     In that simple phrase, […]