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Dan gave me a new journal for Christmas and I wrote the words below on the first page. I wrote only intending them for my journal, but I felt compelled to share them here. Many of my friends choose a word or phrase that they wish live the coming year out with. I...

Advent 2011: Christ Come

Outside the snow is gently, softly drifting to cover the still green landscape. It will be a white Christmas after all. Inside, the house waits in quiet as three girls take an afternoon rest. Aside from a tree and our nativity, the usual decorations didn’t find their...

Advent Love 2011

Advent 2011 Week 4: Love Verse: 1 John 4:7   Beloved, let us love one another,  for love comes from God… Song: O Come Emmanuel O come, Thou Key of David, come, And open wide our heavenly home; Make safe the way that leads on high, And close the path to misery....

Advent JOY 2011

Our Christmas mantle this year proclaims it; JOY! It is a beautiful word and a hard one to live by. I often find myself using the word almost interchangbly with happiness and yet there is such a difference. I think that happiness is a feeling or emotion mostly based...

Gift giving

I am an enjoyer of gifts, thoroughly. I like thinking about what someone might appreciate and I enjoy giving it. Gift giving is a way that I express love. I also like being the receiver of gifts; gifts show me that I am loved and nothing brightens my day more than...