Hallmark Movies

Hallmark Movies

Hallmark movies. So predictable. So warm. So uplifting. So cheesy. Sigh, I love them. They are all the same, but I keep watching. Woman leaves home after tragedy. Woman moves to small town to start over. Woman meets unassuming man. Woman and man fall in love....

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The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

Both my Dad and my husband’s favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy. When I was little I didn’t understand how a little boy who was present for the birth of Jesus could be singing a song today 😉 I was thinking about the premise of The Little Drummer Boy...

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What Do You Do When Things Are Different?

What Do You Do When Things Are Different?

The holiday season of 2020 is different. Christmas parties are cancelled. There are no Santa visits available at the mall. Carolers aren’t allowed in nursing homes. Many family members will not travel to see loved ones. Christmas 2020 doesn’t meet our expectations for...

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Repeat the Sounding JOY!

Repeat the Sounding JOY!

I’m sure you recognize the phrase, “repeat the sounding joy,” from the Christmas hymn Joy to the World. We have all sung it a thousand times. Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas songs because of the beautiful harmonies that are easy to pick up quickly....

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Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

I was recalling a funny experience I had on a road trip the other day. (This was pre-COVID19 so things were different.) I was traveling to TN to visit a friend with two other girl friends. We got off on an exit with construction to grab some lunch. We finished lunch...

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The BIG One

The BIG One

I turned 40 in October. The big one! It is true what people say, time just keeps going by faster and faster. I still feel about 26 in my heart and mind! Many people have asked me how I feel about turning 40. There is a negative stigma about aging isn’t there? My...

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

The term separation anxiety in relation to parenting refers to a development milestone that occurs in most babies between 6 to 7 months of age when they develop object permanence. Object permanence means that the baby has learned that things and people still exist...

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Make a Joyful Noise

Make a Joyful Noise

My husband recently brought a box down from the attic labeled, “Music toys.” In the box are all sorts of playful musical instruments for children. There is a small xylophone, castanets, tambourine, recorder, drum, and other instruments. The baby now enjoys “playing”...

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iPhone Case

iPhone Case

After more than 6 years of having the same iPhone, I decided it was time to upgrade! My husband and I pre-ordered the newest, latest and greatest iPhone and were very excited when they arrived. Purchasing a new phone is not cheap! We also have 3 boys who are messy and...

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Pray For Those Who Persecute You

Pray For Those Who Persecute You

I'm sure you've heard it said that prayer is our most powerful weapon. I've been praying that God would increase my love for specific people in my life. The love is already there, but I desire an abundance of love! You may be familiar with Matthew 5:44, "You have...

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