Category Archives: Love

A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Giving good gifts

I was talking to a friend about shopping for Christmas gifts, and how we could make the process a little less burdensome and commercial. So often, Christmas is really just about the “stuff” that we want. It turns out that … Continue reading

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Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Advent with Mary

Advent is such a beautiful time, and it can be so easily missed with all of the shopping, activities, events, parties, and endless things to do to get ready for Christmas or wrap up the year. I love to sit … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

A long time ago when my faith was basically exploding, I remember praying and asking God how to keep it. I felt so close to Him. I was able to pray in a way that I never had before, and … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to be grateful. Not that we aren’t grateful any other days, but it’s a good reminder to stop and look around at the blessings that surround us every day. Of course, I’m … Continue reading

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Blowing through the doubt

Don’t you wonder if Jesus ever gets tired of our doubts and failures? It doesn’t matter how long you’ve believed, or how strong your belief is, there will be times that you just can’t believe. There will be times that … Continue reading

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In Process

I think I have shared this before, but I just found it again. We are all works in progress. We are all unfinished. I am grateful that God is never done with me or with you. Have a blessed and … Continue reading

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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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What do we desire?

I heard a reflection that Eve’s eating the apple was actually a good thing. It’s what made us human. It went on to describe life without the fall. Adam wouldn’t toil in the ground, food would just grow around him, … Continue reading

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