COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION

On occasion, I pull out a blog I’ve posted before, dust it off and frame it with a different opening and closing simply because it seems appropriate. This morning is one of those times. When I wrote this blog last August, I was just a few weeks away from finishing this book. Now you may…

CHRISTMAS IS BACK IN THE ATTIC

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and found yourself humming, singing or maybe even whistling the tune all day long? The catchy melody, once enjoyable, has possessed you and is now annoying. By the way, it’s called an “ear worm.” Sometimes you even reach the point of wishing the ear worm would…

The Surprise of Unmet Expectations

Much can be said about expectations. They bring delight, but oh the disappointment when they are not met! A few years ago, my husband Bill and I noticed that the pounds that had crept up on us. You know – those pounds that make you uncomfortable in some of your good clothes. So with summer…

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS! YOUR LAST CHRISTMAS?

Advent is about waiting, and waiting comes with so much anticipation. But Christmas is that time when God rewards our waiting and our anticipation with THE VERY BEST GIFT—HIMSELF! He is always more than we could have anticipated. We have only to look at Christmas cards and nativity scenes to know that somewhere along the…

The Sacred and Profane

Christmas is here again, and I’m so enjoying it. Getting out my time-worn, favorite decorations, setting the table with Christmas dishes, and the greenery on the mantle all have great appeal to me. And besides all that, when else do men wear socks that make me giggle or women wear red sweaters that jingle when…