Tag: Holidays

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband

Why I am thankful for the Plainfield woman in the silver Mercedes who nearly killed my husband
First, I want to say that I adore my husband, and I do NOT want him dead. That being said, I am still thankful for the woman that nearly killed him yesterday, and this post will explain why. My husband is an avid angler. Translation? He loves to go fishing. We worked very hard most... Read more »

8 questions you should ask prior to booking a room at a bed and breakfast

8 questions you should ask prior to booking a room at a bed and breakfast
Last Friday, I left work around noon and headed out of town to spend the weekend writing my novel at a 120 year old Victorian bed and breakfast. I love restored old houses. This one, however, could use some TLC; wood flooring in need of refinishing, threadbare carpets, dilapidated and non-functional windows, peeling ceiling paint,... Read more »

How Charlie Brown and Linus brought calm to my Christmas season

How Charlie Brown and Linus brought calm to my Christmas season
The word of the day is “overwhelmed.” Let’s say it together: Overwhelmed. That’s me. That’s the state of mind I’ve been in for the last couple of weeks; since Thanksgiving, anyway. Up until then, I was doing OK. Even hosting the big day wasn’t a big deal. Since then, we’ve replaced 18-year-old appliances, a tattered... Read more »
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How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season

How I am keeping things in perspective this Christmas season
Perspective is everything – how we view things, how we see things, how we interpret what we see, and how our experiences influence our perspective are all important. I am a white, married, heterosexual, Christian, middle-aged mom who works full-time and loves dogs. It’s no secret that I’m married to a police officer, too. These... Read more »

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup

Christmas has nothing to do with a Starbucks red cup
Today, as a trolled – ahem – I mean scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, I started to see some of my Christian friend’s posts about a red Starbucks coffee cup controversy. My response was very literally, “Huh?” I took a bit of a hiatus from social media this past weekend; I had to have missed... Read more »

Fall - a grey and blustery poem

Fall - a grey and blustery poem
I don’t often write poetry, but when I do, it seems to be about the seasons. They inspire me. I’ve written Snow Falls – A winter poem and Ahhh….Spring!, so it seems fitting on this grey, blustery day in October that I add one for Fall. I hope you enjoy it. Grey clouds weep for their friend, the sun,... Read more »
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Ahhh... Spring!

Ahhh... Spring!
Ahhh… Spring! Standing still. Breathing deeply. Caressing olfactories; coolness refreshing. Smells of moldy leaves edging. Bulbs poking, screaming “My Turn!” Birds! Hawks circling, Bluejays squawking. Mourning Doves crying. Cardinals singing. Squirrels dancing, hungrily searching. Breathing deeply. Standing, wallowing in sunshine. Feeling brightness, renewing warmth. Winter fleeing, Spring encroaching. Humans stop hibernating. Kids playing. Street hockey... Read more »

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife
              Tonight is New Years Eve. In a couple of hours, millions of people will be blasting noise makers, dropping confetti, drinking champagne, kissing their significant other, and celebrating a brand new year. As a cop’s wife, my New Years Eve looks much different; you see, my guy is... Read more »

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists
What is the greatest Christmas gift ever? Well, of course, the answer is Jesus. The gift of hope, of life, of light and of salvation are the very best of the best. Although Jesus is a tangible gift for many of us, for many others, Jesus isn’t as tangible. For atheists, He isn’t a gift... Read more »
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How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program

How I get to help with the kid's Christmas program
One of my most favorite times of year is Christmastime. I love the songs, the TV specials, the family time, the presents, the good cheer, the parties…yes, I love Christmas. Most of all, I love that we are celebrating our Savior’s birthday – best birthday party EVER! As my regular readers know, I walked through... Read more »