giving thanks

Yesterday I shared posts that meant the most to me in 2012, the ones that best defined my year. As promised, today I am sharing the top ten most popular posts from 2012. First, though, I would like to remind readers I write on topics other than love and relationships. And that I am not, […]

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Thanks Santa

December 3, 2012

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It’s official. With only 22 days until Santa arrives, we are in full swing for the Christmas season. If you are like my family, the count for this holiday starts 364 days in advance. The excitement isn’t just about Christmas morning and presents though; it’s about the return of the Christmas season. Picking a tree, […]

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Love, Hope, and Faith

November 21, 2012

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Consumer-focused Black Friday is looming, and threatening to take the spotlight off Thanksgiving. Many retailers are opening on the holiday this year, which to me is sad. I refuse to shop Friday, planning to spend another family-focused day together instead. Thankfully, others are also thinking of more important needs than those that are found at […]

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The gray area. My own version of a mental Purgatory. Having uncertainty leaves me spinning, looking incessantly for the answer so that I can move myself safely into a clearly-defined area: the land of black and white. But sometimes, no matter how hard I focus on something that is not clear to me, I won’t […]

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A Week of Giving Thanks

November 19, 2012

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This week of Thanksgiving I will be doing something more productive than stressing about seating for dinner, figuring out if I have enough plates to feed 40+ people dessert, or whether I am buying the right size turkey to feed the crowd. Instead I am working a little each day to prepare logistically while spending […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

November 29, 2010

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A gaggle of children running in and out of the house; two refrigerators filled with food; 15 people coming for dinner; the house rearranged for a large sit-down; five more people joining in for dessert; and, most important, a quiet moment to thank God for all the blessings in my life. Thanksgiving this year was […]

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