This Strange Christmas Countdown

Only seven days left until.. until what? Every morning my phone does its jingle and I get a “Countdown to Christmas” two minute video devotional via text from our church. They have been like sweet holiday treats for me and have helped me stay focused on the “reason for the season.” But when the pastor…

What does PEACE mean to you?

So here’s a question to consider as we claw our way out of the smelly, nasty pit that was 2020.. If you were to climb onto Santa’s lap and.. (never mind) If you were to launch a note folded up as a paper airplane over Santa’s protective plexiglass barrier asking for peace… and Santa said…

Why we need Christmas.

Last night I had the strangest (most realistic) dream- ever! The message I got from it was so strong, so clear that I feel absolutely compelled to share it this morning. Without going into every detail, because I can’t really remember them all, the basic “story line” went like this: I was standing in a…

Parade? What Parade?

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is attending the Ft Lauderdale, Christmas boat parade. We made our plans nice and early, as we always do, reserving the exact same hotel room every year. It’s a beautiful place with a wide balcony and spectacular view of the decorated boats and the mansions along the intracoastal waterway….

Dec 2- It’s a good day to clean out your “purse.”

I have a reputation for carrying heavy purses. I don’t set out to weigh myself down, I simply lose track of what’s inside and never take the time to sort through the mess until my shoulder starts to ache. Did you know there is a condition called Heavy Purse Syndrome? Symptoms include: Upper Back and…

Faith in numbers..

It’s Dec 1st- can you believe it? 24 days until Christmas. 2020 has been a year full of numbers, hasn’t it? Countdown to the election, 14 day quarantines, ( is it 10 now?) positivity rates, pounds gained, money spent, money lost, votes counted.. and recounted. (It’s Dec 1st- can you believe it? What happened to…