Monthly Archives: December 2009

unto us, a Son is given

“Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look

a lot like Christmas! The beautiful treeskirt is completely hidden with gifts. The family has started making the rounds-Brian, Anne, Cody and Caitlin plus Tony, Tara and Savannah all were here last weekend for early Christmas-gifts exchanged and cookies decorated! Now it’s John … Continue reading

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Multitude Monday

 I am a huge believer in the discipline of gratitude, and have even made it a “required subject” in our academic day, the last two years. The boys have special notebooks that they make short, daily short lists in, of … Continue reading

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Sometimes, I am a little slow on the uptake. A few bricks short of a load. Four fries short of a happy meal, if you will. A recent example: We go to the URM about once a month. It is a … Continue reading

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burlap with vinyl quote, a picture re-make

I found a vinyl rub-on at the local craft store that had a wonderful reminder about the importance of Hope. (Bonus: it was only $5) I wasn’t willing to pay another $20 for the framing though, and came up with a … Continue reading

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It’s a Wonderful…Movie

Have you watched this movie yet?  Those  of you who have only seen bits and pieces of it during the mad rush of this holiday, can’t yet appreciate what a beautiful movie it is. Go get some popcorn, a mug of cocoa and … Continue reading

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Nothing is safe…

Even the appliances are dressed up for the holidays, at our house! If you come to visit? Don’t stand still too long. You just might find your ears draped in tinsel and a candy cane hanging from your nose…

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