Needing to create while I was stuck in a hotel room, I began working on this. It looks so simple, but has taken a ton of time to get the design pleasing to my own quirky taste. Layers upon layers, here it is. You are welcome to save it to your pictures (right click, "save… Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time Printable
I'm thinking that we all could show ourselves some grace this time of year. I originally wrote this article for the August/September issue of Women2Women Michigan Magazine (I'm the editor and write a column). I believe it is quite timely for now, during a time when we are so stressed, and demanding of ourselves. Read it,… Continue reading The Grace Experiment
"Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when everyone… Continue reading We Are Not Alone
Several years back, my first Christmas as a single mom with my closest family members nine hours away was difficult, to say the least. By the next year, with a bit of experience, my coping skills had improved. On Christmas day, I booked a room at a hotel in a wonderful touristy town close to us. We… Continue reading A Blue Christmas?
Merry Christmas everyone. Be blessed.
Two days, and it will already be over. I hate to see Christmas come to an end. I absolutely love this time of year. After this, it's all a bit anti-climatic. But, ahead of us is a new beginning, a "clean slate" to borrow a cliche. And Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and on… Continue reading Christmas Eve’s Eve
I really did. To take the kids someplace, just to get outside, away for a while. But my little home is a Christmas Wonderland, and I am quite reluctant to leave it. I guess I've made it too cozy, if that's possible. Well, I guess it's possible because I don't want to ever leave. And… Continue reading I Had Plans…