I don’t know about you, but an ideal New Years Eve for Pat and I is quiet, cozy, and uneventful. This year, we had a fun and early dinner out, then came home to a movie and a relaxing evening. Perfect!   Even though I am not much for partying on New Year’s Eve, I…

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Happy Autumn! Today is the first day of Fall and I am ready for cooler air, colorful leaves, fresh off the tree apples and pumpkin everything! How about you? Are you ready for the change in seasons? Over here, the beginning of Fall means that it is speaking season! Yay! I am truly looking forward…

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Dear Girlfriends: Last Monday, after I returned from Speak Up, I wrote a Facebook post. Later, I realized I probably should have written it as a blog post, and then, a few friends mentioned the same thing to me. So…here it is!  You know how much I love my ‘outside office’. I’m out here this…

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I traveled this evening to the Speak Up Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’ve never been here before! Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time alone with God, thinking, praying and preparing to go. I know it may not seem like a big deal, but if you knew where I’ve come…

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Hi Girlfriends, Long time no see! It’s been a quite a while since I’ve posted anything new here on the blog and I’ve missed you.  Let me explain… I hope you’ve had a good start to the new year and all is well with you and those you love. xoxo Many Blessings,

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When we moved into our home 26 years ago, the previous owners told us the neighborhood was built on rock.  In fact, they said the builder had to use dynamite to dig the holes for our underground basements! It didn’t take long for us to understand all too well the challenges of living on top…

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Being still is very hard for me. I am by nature high energy and a multitasker – and God created me with a very busy brain! Just like you, my greatest strengths are also my greatest weaknesses. My go-go-go busy head has served me well over the years, but it has also been an obstacle…

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Hello Girlfriends, Well, today is the first day of a brand spanking, full of promise new year! I hope your celebrations from Advent through New Years have been wonderful! You may have noticed that I never finished the fourth of my Advent devotions. I planned to wrap it up the Friday before Christmas, but I…

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Hi There! If you are like me, trusting God while waiting is an on-going exercise. I’d like to tell you I have conquered the tendency to want to worry and fret, but that’s simply not true. I am still growing and learning. In my 59 years on this earth, I have increasingly trusted Him more…

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