Monthly Archives: December 2014

New and Old

The Old Rugged Cross and In the Garden circled round and round in my head and finally I did a search for the verses so I could sing them in their entirety.  As I sang I came across the hymn below.  … Continue reading

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Little by little

At night, when I finally lay down to sleep, my mind runs through past events. It often begins with my mind reviewing all of the ways I should have done something better in a situation. I have mentioned this before … Continue reading

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clean

I can hardly believe the year is over and yet, I can hardly wait for the new year to begin.  There is something to be said about being new. New crayons, still intact, blunt ends waiting for coloring sheets and … Continue reading

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the promise

Playing The Promise by Michael Card during the Christmas season was one of the sweet traditions my mom started when I was in college.  Michael Card’s lyrics were rooted deeply in Scripture drawing the listener into a reflective, insightful view of … Continue reading

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Merry Morn

I have been awake for a couple hours now and find my spirit content, which usually means I begin humming.  Today’s hymn of choice, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I love the verses of this hymn, the simplicity of the … Continue reading

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My grown up Christmas List

This year is not something I want to repeat. But there are nuggets I’d be glad to treasure each day. As a nation and a world, we’ve seen horrible violence, natural disasters, and untold heartache. It makes me ache for … Continue reading

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ears and eyes

Give ear to my words, O Lord; give heed to my sighing. Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the … Continue reading

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Pieces

I’ve been sewing this afternoon, hand-quilting an English paper-piece quilt that I started a few years ago. Each piece of fabric is a one inch hexagon that I hand stitch to the next one until it makes a larger piece. … Continue reading

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Unwanted

While watching the Muppets A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is described as “unwanted.” His facial expression went from hopeful to crushed in a moment. It is the first time we see his character has feelings. Yet, we don’t fully embrace … Continue reading

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Settling

I am wrestling with a spirit of discontentment this morning and the more I try to make sense of it, the more agitated I become. Why, why, why, do we settle for something else when we were meant for so … Continue reading

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