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Joy of the Month Club, 2017

Everybody has problems.  Life is hard.  The older I get the more I realize that everyone is carrying some kind of burden in this very broken world.  One of the things we’re here on earth to do is to lighten … Continue reading

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Top Ten Discoveries 2017

Time for my annual Top Ten Discoveries post!  Every year I write about the ten things that made my life easier, tastier, safer, more efficient, or just plain better.  This year it was difficult to choose because there are some … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2016

Here I am on New Year’s Eve baby sitting three of my grandchildren.  The kids are all in bed and we have cheese, crackers and shrimp set up on the ottoman.  The sparkling grape juice is in the fridge and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Discoveries of 2016

It’s that time of year again!  Here are my top ten discoveries of the year, things I was introduced to this year that made life easier, tastier, more efficient, and/or just plain better. Here we go: Number 10)  Oreo Thins. … Continue reading

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The Run Streak: Lessons Learned

I did it.  By God’s grace I managed to run at least a mile every day from Thanksgiving, 2014-New Years Eve, 2015.  That’s 401 days.  I ran 1,516.52 miles.  That’s an average of 3.78 miles per day.  (If you just … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2015

This is my fifth “Joy of the Month Club” post.  It began in 2011, a very difficult year for our family, as an exercise in seeing joy in the midst of pain.  I’ve continued it because it is always good … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2014

My second traditional end-of-the-year post is a look back at blessings.  Being an Eeyore, an INFJ, a glass-half-empty kind of personality, I need to do this.  Purposefully looking back at my blessings helps me not just to remember them, but … Continue reading

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Top Discoveries of 2014

Time for my annual Top Discoveries post!  It is part of my end-of-the-year ritual to write a post at the end of the year highlighting ten new things that made my life better, more efficient, or more enjoyable.  Often, these … Continue reading

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Goal Setting With Grace

It’s the day after Christmas, the first day in the last week of the year.  I used to dislike this week intensely.  For years I found it to be one of the most depressing times of the year.  I understand … Continue reading

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Joy of the Month Club, 2013

When I was a little girl “________ of the month” clubs were popular presents that adults often gave to other adults.  It was billed as “the gift that keeps on giving.” There were flower-, fruit-, dessert- and, of course, book-of-the-month … Continue reading

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