Archive for December 2011

Mud and Flowers and Christmas Trees

Todd’s folks are visiting from California so we took them to Longwood Gardens yesterday. I had very carefully chosen the day based on the weather and the kids’ busy schedules and bought our tickets ahead of time. While Tuesday was cool and rainy, yesterday was clear. And cold. And windy. We drove an hour south…

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Post Christmas {Mary} Christmas Post

As I was perusing the internet for devotional ideas last week, I found Teri Lynne Underwood’s blog with the tag line of “Encouraging lives where the sacred and the secular collide.” I was intrigued. Her current series called “Have Yourself a {Mary} Little Christmas intrigued me further so I decided to hang out for a…

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Momma Mary

Every month at our MOPS/MOMS meeting a mentor mom gives a quick devotional and a short prayer. December was my month and since we didn’t have a speaker for the meeting I was asked to talk a little bit longer. So I wrote something up and I decided to post it here. Because, you know,…

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I Spent a Week in Akron One Day…

I’ve been in Ohio with Todd since Sunday evening. His home office is here, he had to spend the week in the office and the company Christmas party is tonight. You know what that means… Yeah. Me neither. Anyhoo, I decided to come along for a week of R&R – Reading and wRiting. Or RR&S…

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Humbled

The week before Thanksgiving, Ben, our Arts Pastor, asked if I would be willing to shoot a short video about my “year from hell” for an upcoming service. I agreed to do it and he said it would be after Thanksgiving. The theme of the video would be delayed answer to our prayers, for lack…

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Heart Like a Balloon

Last night as I sat down to see what was new with my Facebook friends I whooped it up when I saw my friend, Shelley, hit her five year no cancer goal. I’ve known Shelley for what feels like forever. She’s the little sister of my junior high, high school, matron of honor, etc. partner…

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Love Notes

Todd and I went to second service yesterday, after which he went home and I went to a meeting. Katie had to wait on me for a little bit so she hung out at my desk until I was ready to leave. I didn’t pay any attention to my cubicle as we left and was…

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