It’s Been 22 Years!

Friday we celebrated our 21st anniversary! Being a bit of a hopeless romantic, I enjoy hearing love stories. Whether they are real or fictional, a good love story always grabs my attention. So, I will share mine with my husband of 20 years, Craig. I must be perfectly honest, my husband is much better at […]

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To Be

***Word of the Week*** The word of the week is the “to be” verb. As you have probably noticed, I am a woman of many favorites. So, it only seems reasonable that I would have a favorite word. That word is “to be”. Full disclosure, my love language is time. I greatly value presence. Hearing […]

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Perfect Peace

The world defines peace as the absence of troubles or problems. Basically, it is avoiding unpleasant situations. The world’s peace is situational. The peace Christ gives is quite different. It provides for us the absence of fear and anxiety. The peace of Jesus seeks the highest good for our lives. It is rooted in our […]

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The Gift of Presence

Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]

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Angry

True confession. I have felt angry at God. As most of you know, I have wanted to be a mama since I can remember. When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always confidently responded, “A mother”. I had no plan B. I got married at 23 and had my first […]

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Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]

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Easter with my Grandparents

Easter brings to mind many memories. I cannot think of the holiday, without immediately thinking of my maternal grandparents, Grammy and Pappy Lupole. To accurately explain why my recollections of Easter are so intertwined with my grandparents, I need to introduce you to these two major influences on my life. Ruth Lupole, my grandmother, was […]

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Identity

As a child, I learned very quickly that not everyone liked me, nor did I meet every person’s expectations. My parents taught me that it did not matter what people thought of me, their opinion was not the measure of my worthiness. Rather, I was fully accepted by my Heavenly Father. Not because of something […]

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Moments with Mary

As a mother, I am drawn to this verse written by Luke. If I were completely honest, I would tell you that I did not even notice it until my first child was born. Eighteen years ago, I was holding my 8 month old, Hannah, and reading my Bible when these words literally jumped right […]

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My 12 Days of Christmas…

I am one of those people who find joy in many things, yet, I have my favorites. My favorite things always bring a smile to my face and excitement to my heart.   I love to share them with family, friends, and folks I meet.  So…I thought I would share some of them with you.  In […]

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