Is it Possible to Have Hope and Joy in 2021?

Is it Possible to Have Hope and Joy in 2021?

The last few days of 2020 passed very quickly and the memories of the holidays faded out as the curtain closed on the year. My thoughts now begin to run haphazardly and I am left thinking that 2020 was a cruel joke. The hopes and dreams that lived in my heart as the...
An Invitation to Advent Living

An Invitation to Advent Living

I remember the first nudge, the quickening of my spirit followed by an intake of breath. It was a time when life was overtaking me and catching my breath was hurried at best. A seed was planted that day as I realized that life did not need to feel overwhelming on a...
Becoming Advent People in a Busy World

Becoming Advent People in a Busy World

Hurry up! Slow down! Follow me. Shop here. Buy this. Conflicting messages come at us non-stop. If we focus on what everyone is saying and turn toward the world, we forget the reason we are here, to begin with. The world continues to shout louder, our hearts beat...
Wishing, Waiting, and Willingness … and Book News

Wishing, Waiting, and Willingness … and Book News

Looking back over the last five years, it feels like a blur. The combination of major life changes and loss, mixed with dreams and an open heart brought me to where I am today. There was no magic formula. Many times I believed “stuck” was where I would end...
Lord, Have Your Way in Me ~ Guest Post

Lord, Have Your Way in Me ~ Guest Post

Some days I wake up and wonder how I made it through the last five years. I wonder if it was all a dream, but morning comes and I find myself on the other side of those five years. My mind frequently runs through the highlights as I process the loss, grief, season of...
How to Become People of Advent

How to Become People of Advent

If I take a peek at my calendar, I notice how quickly the holidays are approaching. Countdowns to Christmas have already begun and stores are displaying all things Christmas. I start breathing faster at the thought that I don’t have enough time. About five years...
How to Transition Well During Change

How to Transition Well During Change

If you have ever experienced change, this post is for you. If you push back against change, this post is for you. When change is not what you asked for, this post is for you. If you are learning how to transition well during change, this post is for you. The last six...
September Musings ~ 2020

September Musings ~ 2020

I tell everyone my favorite season is summer and it is. There is nothing like it in my eyes until we begin the transition into a new season. The slow slide of one season into the next is a gift to behold every single time. We see the beauty of the previous season give...
How Sweet the Sound

How Sweet the Sound

The final notes of the hymn reverberated through the church as the congregation took their seats. Hope presided as the chorus replayed through my mind one more time–“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound.” I quietly nodded to myself. Mom would be so...

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