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beauty, christmas, freedom, God's light, living for real, love, perspective, repost, thanksgiving / 05.12.2015

(Thank you Chad Harnish for this beautiful photo!) October falls into our lives every year. People bemoan the end of summer. “October already!” they say. “I can’t believe it. Where did summer go?” We are repeatedly amazed that time moves so quickly.   The daylight begins to diminish and we recall that just weeks ago the sun stayed until nearly ten.   Then it’s November.   We set back our clocks and lose even more light. Dark is sneaky, slick. It enjoys surprising us. Darkness can threaten our peace if we’re not careful. We are...

beauty, bible, blessings, coffee, God's light, living for real, perspective, repost, thanksgiving / 20.11.2015

All through November, I hear of things which people are thankful. Some common selections are: parents, children, job, husband, house, food, friends. It’s a healthy exercise in gratitude.   Of course, we should acknowledge all the positives in our lives. The discipline of speaking and writing them trains our minds to see more of the good around us.   When I was first married, I kept a gratitude journal. Each morning, I wrote five things I considered blessings. In just a few days, I ran out of the big ticket items –...

balanced life, coffee, friendship, golden rule, kids, life is good, living for real, make a difference, marriage, parenting, persistence, thanksgiving / 17.07.2015

  As a mom, it’s easy to feel unappreciated. Toddlers don’t typically thank you for teaching them to pee in the potty or for cutting their waffles into bite-sized pieces.   Preschoolers don’t seem to notice you are the genius who purchased their 3,000 Legos and their Batman undies.   I have rarely been thanked by my school-age kids for the cereal that is always in the cabinet (they must think it’s pumped in from Honeynut Lake) or for pulling long hairs (think small rodent) out of the bathroom sink drain. Most things...

balanced life, bible, God's light, grace, perspective, thanksgiving / 01.12.2014

October falls into our lives every year. People bemoan the end of summer. “October already!” they say. “I can’t believe it. Where did summer go?” We are repeatedly amazed that time moves so quickly.   The daylight begins to diminish and we recall that just weeks ago the sun stayed until nearly ten.   Then it’s November.   We set back our clocks and lose even more light. Dark is sneaky, slick. It enjoys surprising us. Darkness can threaten our peace if we’re not careful. We are sleepy at suppertime and wonder if we...

acceptance, balanced life, contentment, depression, life is good, living for real, marriage, parenting, past, perspective, thanksgiving / 17.02.2014

Hi Everyone! This is my first post since the blog got a facelift. What do you think? My new title Living for Real encompasses what I feel led to write about most of the time.   Here is what I think Living for Real means:   1. Be who you are   For example – Decorating is not something I have an eye for. The toil of shopping, painting, choosing colors, and arranging furniture exhausts me. Once a room gets put together, it stays that way for years.   I have a friend though who lives...