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Giving Good Gifts

Giving Good Gifts

I’ve been thinking about this gift-giving season. We hustle around to find good gifts for the ones we love to celebrate the season. If you’re like me, you stay up until the wee hours of night on Cyber Monday and… Read more →
The Moon and Me

The Moon and Me

by: Brandy Heckford I see the moon and the moon sees me, Up above the tall pine trees. Shining brightly as it looks down, Nothing is hidden for miles around. Drawing me in and making me see, all of my… Read more →
Not the World’s Best Mom

Not the World’s Best Mom

Whenever I hear someone declare that a particular woman they know and love is the best mom in the world, I have mixed emotions. I think it’s nice that’s what they feel about her, but it also makes me squirm.… Read more →
Age Before Beauty?

Age Before Beauty?

You may have heard the idiom “age before beauty.” It’s said in good humor when a younger person lets an older one go ahead of him – say, through a doorway, or in taking a first slice of cake. I… Read more →
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Step Away From the Eggnog: fresh perspective on family holidays

Step Away From the Eggnog: fresh perspective on family holidays

They’re coming for you! If they’re not already here, they will be. And soon…. Mothers-in-law, cousins, uncles, neighbors, old friends, new girlfriends, great aunts, sisters, step-fathers, grandmas… family. For some of you, Thanksgiving is a lovely gathering full of grace… Read more →
Distractions

Distractions

by: Brandy Heckford In light of the approaching holiday season, many “sweet” things will be dancing around in everyone’s mind, whether those be friends, family, gifts, or the devilish delights of sweet things to eat. Halloween candy leftovers, Thanksgiving pies… Read more →
Making Christmas Meaningful

Making Christmas Meaningful

It may seem like it’s a little early to be talking about Christmas, but really it’s not. We are nine days from Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be here before you know it. It’s never too early to plan ahead for… Read more →
Created to Do Good.

Created to Do Good.

“Are you okay, babe?” My poor husband. What HAD been a fun movie date had suddenly turned into a wife-softly-crying-in-the-car date. I wasn’t okay, I was ashamed, and angry, and sad. As we’d left the theater, I’d seen a very… Read more →
Noticing Goodness

Noticing Goodness

This fall at our church’s Mothers of Preschoolers group we have been talking a lot about noticing goodness. This concept of taking the time to see the good things around us that happen in everyday life and naming them has… Read more →
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