A Song in the Air (FREE Excerpt from Christmas Open House!)

Happy December 1st, friends! Here's a FREE Copy of the first devotion from my book, Christmas Open House! - just in case yours hasn't come in yet. Enjoy!

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pledges, prayers, and promises

My family has an unparalleled gift of gab. I'm sure other families feel this way too, and I imagine one or two of them might be able to keep up with us for a few stretches at a time.  But let's just say that if conversation were an Olympic sport, the IOC would have to... Continue Reading →

ta-dah!

When my girls were little, I quickly noticed that they based a large percentage of their feelings and reactions on mine.  This was most evident when they were learning to walk.  Anytime they wobbled, tripped, fell down, or even just startled themselves, they immediately looked to my face for a response. If I heeded my... Continue Reading →

plants

2015 is now three weeks old, and the best gift I've received so far is plants. Not real plants, mind you, as in flower boxes or a house cactus, but just the word itself. My family did an exercise this holiday wherein we each chose a word - any word that was on our hearts... Continue Reading →

the kingdom for a cookie

The most beautiful Christmas tree I ever saw was a discard on its way to the dump. It had been a lean Christmas for us, and in the absence of funding for elaborate decorations, my mother built a simple faux fireplace on the main wall of our living room. The mantle allowed just enough room... Continue Reading →

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