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Your Secret Sister: Better Than A Fairy Godmother

If you’re anything like me, you’re glad you finally found your church home! It may have been a long time coming, or maybe you’ve been in the same congregation for years and years. Either way, it’s good to be home. So, now that you are home it’s time you got to know your Sisters in […]

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EASTER: What Just Happened Here?

If you’re anything like me, the whole Easter thing didn’t even click until you were an adult. I recall “Easter” baskets, candy, coloring dozens of eggs, and hunting for them. I also recall the annual trip to Penticton, British Columbia, for a picnic and some go-cart racing. Then, one unsuspecting (to me) Easter Sunday, it […]

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GOOD FRIDAY: How Awe-Full

If you’re anything like me, when you were growing up, you were completely oblivious to terms like Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. You certainly would have had no idea that any of that led up to the big holiday in the springtime called Easter… or why! My friend, now that I DO […]

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I AM Whosoever!

If you’re anything like me, this Thursday – Maundy Thursday – you will be at your local church, God willing, to hear again the story of the Last Supper, and Jesus’ command to Love One Another. This week, Holy Week, is my most-cherished week of the whole year. Look at the events that took place […]

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Building Your Storehouse

If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard the saying, “Two is one, and one is none.” Our grocery budgets are not just for food, are they? Hair needs to be washed and conditioned. Dishes need to be done. Again. Laundry needs to be cleaned, softened, and sometimes whitened. Floors, toilets, and sinks need a good […]

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Perennial Gardens – Kaleidoscopes YOU Design

If you’re anything like me, you know the secret to an ever-changing parade of color in your garden is PERENNIALS. Dutch bulbs, rhizomes, and flowering shrubbery. We want it all! Our home in New England came with a little something extra – or, as they say in Louisiana, lagniappe. The prior owners had a real […]

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Ash Wednesday – Dreadful or Beautiful?

If you’re anything like me, you have missed the mark. Which mark is that? A perfectly sinless life. Even a sinless day. Or an hour. It never fails. Practically the moment I lay down the law, I break it. I HEAR the words I am speaking, and yet, as though I did not, there I […]

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I Need The Season Of Lent — And So Do You, My Friend!

If you’re anything like me, your childhood church attendance was more forced than chosen. My mother decided where we went to church. She was the Christian parent. Dad, not so much. She chose the local Lutheran church. My sister Tessie, my brother Freddie, and I, all went to Sunday school and church there. That’s where […]

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Valentines By Candlelight… And Coffee

If you’re anything like me, you RELISH the thought of hosting a small gathering of friends. Such was the case when I offered to host a table at our church’s Valentines by Candlelight. ANTICIPATION I could SEE the table in my mind. Burgundy Damask tablecloth. Twin octagonal glass pitchers full of cranberry punch, pouring into […]

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Are You Ready For The Whole30 Challenge?

If you’re anything like me, when you finish the Whole30 Challenge, you immediately say to yourself, “I could totally do better next time!”   Prepare better, make better choices, and get better at taking to heart the lessons we learned.     A Science Experiment On Yourself, In A Good Way It’s surprising what you can […]

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