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Today marks a milestone for me.Ten years ago, I walked out the door of my day job for the last time following more than 22 years.I knew I had done all I could do there. In fact, looking back I think … more
Resolutions are usually a “shot in the dark” and are also frequently not kept; at least, by many people, even those with the best intentions. It is human nature to hope for the best, plan for the … more
“I’m going to bake bread!” my husband, Peter, announced.Inwardly, I said, “Oh, no.” Baking bread is not easy — until it is. Every person I know who bakes bread will agree. If … more
Happy New Year: Three words were derived by combining 12 letters that — in an ordinary time — would describe a person’s wish for another to have a “Happy New Year!"Well, 2020 was not that … more
Whatever you think about Christmas, I think you would have to agree we needed one this year.  Everyone I know seemed determined to do as much Christmas as it was possible to do. My pastor … more
We should be struck by the handiwork of God and become more aware of the wonders that surround us. Life itself is a gift that countless people miss and take for granted. So many family and neighbors … more
  With less than five days remaining in the monster year that ate mankind, I would have thought the long-awaited, oft-debated distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine would have stolen the … more
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” has been a quote in use for over 100 years. With references to many aspects of our lives, it is encouraging to me that this simple quote has … more
    Even with decades of Christmas memories to call upon, and less than five days away from adding to the collection, I’ll admit I’ve been slow to embrace the spirit of … more
It seems people have changed, but mostly our beliefs.Growing up, Christmas was always special and continues to be to this day. Actually, it's my favorite time of the year.We attended Sunday School … more
My birthday is right around the corner, and I know exactly what I want — a loaf of white bread.I know, I know. You were probably expecting me to say world … more
It is a year of lower expectations.Every year, there is a chorus of folks urging us to lower our expectations for the holidays — buy less, consume less, worry less about having a picture-perfect … more
As we rapidly approach the end of the year, it has been on my mind that we have not had a white Christmas for quite a few years, if not a decade or more.If we were looking for a year for this to … more
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