Kindred-Spirit Friends

These are beautiful flowers from a beautiful friend. She and her husband hosted us for dinner tonight. The whole evening was a delight. Fun conversation. Fabulous fajitas. There is something life-giving about being with kindred-spirit friends. I’m in the process of preparing material on friendship for an event in August. […]

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Staycation Eve

You know what’s coming on the blog today, don’t you? Yep, today is Staycation Eve. It felt like a holiday eve, too. I had a long grocery list to shop for. The house needed to be put in order and I finally put the gift bags together. And of course, […]

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If Cinnamon Rolls Could Talk

I made and froze these cinnamon rolls today for, you guessed it, staycation. I’m pretty sure I haven’t made them since Christmas. One of the girls requested them, so of course, we shall have them. Cinnamon rolls speak “cozy family time” to me. While I spread the soft butter across […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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The Science of Staycation

At the end of every day I like to record a little bit about it in my little notebook. It’s just part of who I am. I write a little about what made me smile or what was life-giving in that day. Today one of my life-giving moments was talking […]

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A Day to Not Take Pictures

No pictures of the faces in my life today. Today was a private day—a day of one-on-one relationships where taking a picture would have gotten in the way. I can tell you what I did, but I can’t show you. This morning I had a doctor’s appointment. I went in […]

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The Word for Today is. . .

Today’s word is grace. It softened all the hard edges in my day. In every conversation, book I read, and thought, I was made aware of how I (we) are in constant need of grace from others and ourselves, and how it needs to flow from us to others and […]

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It’s Really Something

This little guy was perfect today. We had a wonderful day. His mama, daddy, Pops, Grandpa, and other family members worked on his new home. But we played. There is something about being with him—how he looks in my eyes deeply like he’s trying to communicate to me and looking […]

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