Month: November 2013

Playing Thankfulness: Musical Lines of Gratitude

I am a big fan of Christmas music (will do a post on my favorites soon).  But a few years ago I realized that just like the culture I was finding myself skipping Thanksgiving and not really reflecting on all that I am grateful for.  So, I created a special playlist that helps me to […]

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Long Line of Grievers

This week has a been a celebration of new life for my family – welcoming my sweet niece into the world.  But I was tremendously saddened to learn that for a family friend, this is has turned into a celebration of life through the completely unexpected loss of their two year old granddaughter. I never […]

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Motherhood and Questioning Lines

To my dear Sister, Your life is about to change as you are about to be a Mom.  As Kyle pointed out, really you have been a mom for months.  Just now the work will begin on the outside instead of only the inside.  Although that part of you will continue to grow and stretch […]

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Lines of Gratitude: Celebrating Life and Service

November 11th has always been a day of celebration for our family.  Mainly for us because of the fact that it is my husband’s birthday.  Since he works for our city,  today is considered a government holiday.  So, every birthday we have celebrated with him being around.  Today he spent the day painting in our […]

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Grateful Lines: The Distance Connection through Books

I have grand intentions to read books that are considered classics.  But since reading is one of my primary ways to relax, somehow reading a book that really makes me concentrate does not sound very appealing.  When I read about the idea of long distance book clubs in Lisa Wingate’s, Firefly Island, I knew that […]

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Lines of Gratitude: Drip Line of Coffee

For 37 years, I was a proud abstainer.  In fact, I am not even sure that I could make a decent pot.  We did “inherit” my Grandma’s percolator pot, but the glass top part broke, so for the longest time we did not even have a way to make coffee. So, if my mother-in-law came […]

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