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Love Stories

There is nothing quite like feeling loved.  Knowing that someone adores you and thinks you are worth not only their time and attention but their heart puts things in a unique perspective.  It’s something that should be treasured and sacred.  … Continue reading

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Heart’s Desires

One of the first pieces I learned to sing was Mendelsohn’s Oh Rest in the Lord from the oratorio Elijah.  I was in middle school and was taking private lessons from the soloist at our church, who also happened to … Continue reading

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Mary

More than one Advent has come and gone and left me completely exhausted.  I often bite off more than I can chew.  I’m a musician and December is usually ridiculously filled with church music and school choir commitments.  It seems … Continue reading

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Spirited By St. Nicholas

One of the most iconic Christian saints is St. Nicholas.  Tradition in some cultures is to leave your shoes or socks by the fireplace on December 6th (the anniversary of his death and now Nicholas’ feast day) and St. Nicholas … Continue reading

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Seeing Isn’t Always Believing

More than once my eyes have fooled me.  Driving down the road on a hot day the heat rising off the pavement can look like a pool of water.  It fades as you get closer and realize it’s as dry … Continue reading

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Which Watch

The season of waiting and my self-proclaimed year of mindfulness seem to have a nice partnership.  I’ve been spending the year concentrating on observing the little things and looking at the deeper meaning.  Noticing how God is moving in my … Continue reading

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Keep Watch

It’s the first day of December and yesterday marked the first Sunday of Advent.  I love this time of year!  Not just because there’s a big holiday coming or even because of the cooler (and in my opinion, more pleasant) … Continue reading

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Anticipation

There is nothing like wrapping presents and setting them out under the tree to ramp up the crazy at my house.  Even though most of my boys are fully fledged teenagers (or older!) they still want to pick up the … Continue reading

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Sweet Memories

Staying at optimum optimism during the Christmas rush can be pretty challenging.  Remaining focused on the deeper meaning of the celebrations that surround this time of year certainly keeps me engrossed on the significance but at the same time, it … Continue reading

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Calm vs. Chaos

Right at this very moment I’m sitting down to write this and I’m hoping for an environment that will allow me to think and concentrate on what I’m writing.  It’s not happening.  There’s something similar to a mosh pit going … Continue reading

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