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Fashioning a Life of Wisdom

As I pulled on my awkward snow boots last week- the ones that gave me blisters in Niagara Falls all those years ago but I have yet to replace- I thought about the dark purple and grey fur lined pair I wore everywhere when I was a kid. Spring, fall, winter, summer- it didn’t matter. They… Continue reading Fashioning a Life of Wisdom

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Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year

Against better judgment, I paid the nice lady two dollars for the pitiful thing at an estate sale last fall. Contained in a tiny red pot I carted this forlorn Christmas cactus home forgetting that I do not possess the greenest of thumbs. Remember the Mother’s Day orchid? How about the hydrangea bush languishing in the front yard? One… Continue reading Cultivating the Treasures of a New Year

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How Did Christmas Find You?

When I was little our church had the most magnificent Christmas tree I’d ever seen. With the tallest of the men on 12 foot ladders I still don’t know how they reached the top. Decorating stretched into the evening as children eager with anticipation for the adults to finish stringing lights (so many lights…) waited for the real… Continue reading How Did Christmas Find You?

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Arranging for a Joyful Heart

It’s just past the 6th of December and there are no visual signs of the usual Christmas preparations at our address – trees, lights or other trappings… Yet. Oh there are lots of visions of sugar plums dancing in my head {and my pinterest boards…} like sheet music paper chains… bottle brush trees and mason jar… Continue reading Arranging for a Joyful Heart

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The Best of the Thanksgiving Leftovers

After attending two church services, one black Friday shopping excursion, hanging three shelves and baking four apple pies over the course of the long holiday weekend (p.s. I still have apples…) I’m not done savoring this one little word: gratitude. I’m grateful that Thanksgiving came in spite of my bratty attitude which proceeded it. I’m thankful that despite my… Continue reading The Best of the Thanksgiving Leftovers