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Christmas Smells Like Good News

Christmas Smells like Good News! I love the smells this time of year! Spicy kitchens filled with baking cookies and holiday goodies. Crisp outdoor air wafting the hint of wood fires in cozy homes. Candles sending holiday scents throughout the house. But my favorite by far is the smell of spruce. It’s the fragrance of […]

Away in the Manger

  And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12 As a child, Christmas was a simple endeavor in our home. Although financially secure as adults, both of my parents grew up poor and were frugal people. They didn’t go […]

Distracted by the Details | Hospitality vs Entertaining

The scripture about Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42 has always troubled me. It goes like this: “Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his […]

Do You have 10 Minutes to Sit before God?

Do you have 10 minutes to sit before God? To stop moving, to retreat from the world around you, and just to sit? “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10 NLT I dare you to do it. Just […]

The Power of Simple Thanks

Last weekend we had an ordinary Saturday, starting with granddaughter Sugar Lump’s first Easter egg hunt. We gathered with hundreds of varying sizes of cuteness along with their parents and grands, straining to hear the countdown. At the right time, we surged forward, gently, with the others. We had no expectations of how many eggs, […]

Living In God’s Presence

When I was growing up, my mother would tell me not to fill every minute of my day with noise. “You won’t hear God,” she’d say. “You can’t listen if you have background noise on all the time.” The example she used was constantly having music playing. But the truth was, I didn’t have music […]

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