Monthly Archives: December 2012

Faith and works

Today my sons and I did some errands.  As we drove down the road we passed a man walking, wearing only a heavy sweatshirt for a coat. Living in the Midwest means cold, frigid temperatures in the winter.  A few … Continue reading

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there to here

It’s the day after Christmas.  People are shopping with their gift cards, returning their ugly sweaters for the cool boots they really wanted, and moving back into the hustle and rush of their weekly activities.  As for me, I don’t … Continue reading

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Favorites

When it comes to Christmas I have a list of favorite traditions that help me get into the Christmas Spirit. Putting up the tree, listening to Christmas music, watching White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life are among the top … Continue reading

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Still, I will trust

Many of us were shocked and saddened by the events in Connecticut last Friday. As a mother and a teacher my heart was torn again and again by the loss and sorrow expressed by the Newtown community. As a believer, … Continue reading

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Anticipation

As I drive to school each morning I pass a little church in town. It was established in 1851 and is one of the many reasons I love living in a small town. The church has their Christmas lights up … Continue reading

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masters

We have two dogs; a brittany and a labrador.  Living on a 160 acre farm allows them all sorts of room to explore, smell, run, and play.  Unfortunately, it also allows a lot of wildlife to do the same.  In … Continue reading

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boxes

My family has this odd habit of saving boxes.  My grandmother would often get Marshall Fields and Lord & Taylor shirt boxes.  They were made of a sturdy material that allowed them to be used for gift giving, as well … Continue reading

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need

I have found myself feeling depleted lately.  Too much time spent “doing,” not enough time spent “being.”  In the car today, I realized that I felt more like it was the end of the day than the beginning.  I was … Continue reading

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