Tag Archives: spiritual living

Gift #1126: Happy Easter 2018

Happy Easter everyone and welcome to April.  It’s snowing right now…. I won’t spend time discoursing about how that seems antithetical to Easter, that’s just how it goes.  But one of the wonderful aspects of Easter is that it is … Continue reading

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Gift #1122: Of Birthdays and Remembrances

This past Sunday my church celebrated our 10th birthday.  We’ve been celebrating this whole month, with special events that let us look back to see God’s faithfulness and how He has written the stories of hundreds of lives and woven … Continue reading

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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 #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 #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 #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 #1106: October

Welcome to October!  I’m so happy to enter my favorite month.  I think this year we should make things extra special and invite October to stay for 2-3 extra months.  We had a cooler day, but full of sunshine and … Continue reading

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Gift #1104: Walk through late summer

It’s been a long, difficult week for sure.  And after a week like that there’s only two things to do:  cover the situation in prayer and head for the woods.  Time in the forest is one of the most rejuvenating … Continue reading

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GIft #1089: Us

No, I have not disappeared from the face of the earth.  But I have been doing a fair bit of travelling and I’ll be off again on adventures this weekend.  The nights that I have spent at home have been … Continue reading

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