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Gift #1116: January Thoughts

Hello everyone!  It hasn’t been a stellar start to the new year in terms of blogging.  I had visions of suddenly being more energetic, having brilliant things to say, and blogging every day.  Instead I’ve been sick, stressed, utterly exhausted, … Continue reading

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Gift #1115: A new year

“And now we welcome the new year, 2018, full of things that have never been”, so said Rainer Maria Rilke.  I’ve always loved that quote.  There is something exciting and hopeful about standing on the edge of a new year, … Continue reading

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Gift #1114: Merry Christmas

During Christmas, my church has been extending our fall season of studying Psalms.  I wanted to share the psalm that was preached on Christmas Eve because it is perfect for what we celebrate today. 1 Sing to the Lord a … Continue reading

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Gift #1113: December Art Bead Scene Challenge

Because I’ll be on the road for the second half of December, I remembered to plan ahead and carve some time at the front end of the month to make jewelry for December’s Art Bead Scene challenge.  Full of rich … Continue reading

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Gift #1112: Art Bead Scene Blog Hop

Last year I participated for the first time in the Art Bead Scene hosted ornament blog hop.  I’ve been an admirer of the ornament hop for some time, and finally decided it was time to jump in.  I ended up … Continue reading

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Gift #1111: November Art Bead Challenge

There’s something rather satisfying about seeing all those ones in a row.  It’s a fine repeatable number.  I guess it would have been even cooler if I managed to post it on Nov. 11th.  Then it would have been Gift … Continue reading

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Gift #1110: Thanksgiving Praise

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful day.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I’ve been anticipating it for weeks!   I had thought about doing a week-long series of blogs for Thanksgiving, as I’ve done in past years, … Continue reading

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Gift #1109: Owl-o-ween

And so we’ve slipped quietly into November.  While we dreamed of pumpkins, the magical Halloween night transformed into a misty November morning.  Almost without notice an ordinary miracle happens every morning as light is resurrected from darkness.  Our autumn has … Continue reading

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Gift #1108: Transformations

Happy Halloween!!  For nine years my mom and I have built a tradition of going to our downtown cemetery during Halloween for an organ concert and a tour of the cemetery.  It is a grand old cemetery, founded in 1866 … Continue reading

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Gift #1107: October Art Challenge

Each month I participate in a jewelry challenge hosted by Art Bead Scene.  For October, we had a sumptuous portrait to work from. This is Madame De Pompadour by Fracois Boucher.  This Rococo portrait was painted in 1756.  The artist … Continue reading

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