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There were many times I wanted to quit. I was worried that I wouldn’t do justice to the countless stories people shared with me about their trials and how people were helpful, or even not-so-helpful, when they were facing hardship.  It seemed like such a tall order to compile their hard-won insights in a meaningful […]

This Christmas Give Good Gifts

My favorite gift ideas for loving people well

I love giving gifts.  I can’t wait for the actual gift-giving occasion to give them and am always accused by my family of having no patience.  (I don’t have much.) I do like receiving gifts, too, especially if they are selected carefully and thoughtfully in regards to who I am and what I love.  Perhaps […]

What I learned from a dying woman in Haiti.

Her frail body lay motionless, but I could not mistake the pleading in her eyes.  Her arms were no larger than the width of two of my fingers side by side.  I could have fit both of her ankles in the singular grasp of just one of my hands.  I could feel every single one […]

Resolve to read these books in 2016

As for me, I’ve made a life change: traded resolutions for goals.  But let’s be honest…most people still use the word resolution when they make that decision to do things differently each year.  In my case, I read these great books last year, so I’m passing them on to you to put on your MUST […]

Family Time: Take it back in 2016!

What a glorious few weeks of family time we had over the holidays!  We hosted friends and family Christmas Eve for church, along with traditional “Advent Book” reading and Chicken Pot Pie dinner.  Christmas day we played games, watched movies, took walks, ate too much. We also had the abundant blessing of skiing/boarding in the […]

Love Your Neighbor Christmas Fudge

Over the years, my Mom’s Fudge has become renowned.  At least to those people lucky enough to get it delivered to their door at Christmas time.  Since my kids were little, I carried on the tradition of making Christmas fudge for others – teachers, neighbors, friends, family, doctors, dentists, pretty much anyone within arms reach […]