Christmas is…

When  is Christmas? Oh, I know it’s on December 25th. I know it’s soon, but when is it Christmas for you?  I read an article awhile back that started out something like this. “There’s an old saying that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. I disagree with that … and then the author goes on to explain her point.”  The truth is, that old saying is a direct quote from Jesus as written in the book of Acts 20:35.  It is more blessed to give than to receive, and deep in our hearts …

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Today I am thankful for smiles

I’m taking a few days away from social media to spend time with my family. Well …. let me rephrase that. I am only on social media when there are no family members present. As they sleep, I use these moments with friends. I see you lighting up the day over there where you are. Keep shining – everyone you meet will see the glow from within. A few weeks ago while attending a small event I smiled when being introduced to a man I’d never met. He thanked me …

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The more I notice …..

A few weeks ago friends on Facebook started talking about closing their account because all they saw was negativity. I couldn’t relate because at that time I saw none of that. This past week has changed everything. It’s been a struggle to find the diamonds in all that black coal, but listen – I’m still trying. I’m not going to quit trying either.  I’m not going to close my accounts or stop using Social Media. The negative things of this life will never go away, but they don’t define me …

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Cherished

Yesterday, two large boxes the size of boots made for Goliath, appeared on my porch. Tim, my husband for those of you who don’t know me personally, thought they must be heavy so he reached down to heft them toward the door but they weighed about as much as air.  Totally mystified, we gathered around the boxes for the unveiling of items that came in such monstrous boxes. Being rather housebound this season, I’ve become somewhat of a master online shopper/box opener so I carefully cut away the packing tape …

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Saturday sunshine

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸ ¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ YES! It’s Saturday … and yes, I could have slept in, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t wake you all up with a joyful song.  Come on now.  Really. We need to do this.  Up! Up! Up! Did I hear someone say “COFFEE!”? Let’s talk about friends today. In the past two weeks I have felt the presence of friends more often and more intensely than most …

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Refining Grace