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Not-So-Great Expectations

Not-So-Great Expectations

I recently gave my husband a gift. It was Valentine’s day and I didn’t want to do something boring and predictable; no, I love personal, funny, surprise gifts that take effort and planning, so I thought up a terrific one… Read more →
A Sweet Shortcut

A Sweet Shortcut

Holiday shopping traffic is one of my least favorite parts of Christmas. I am a sappy, sentimental, and wildly enthusiastic fan of the holidays most of the time, but I lose all sight of the “reason for the season” when… Read more →
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 →
She Gave and Loved

She Gave and Loved

by: Christen Vermeulen   Mother’s Day . . . I always loved this time of year. It was when the long, dreary winter and cloudy, wet spring finally gave way to sunny, warm days.  The green grass, flowers, and apple… Read more →
Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

She talked fast, enthusiastic smile lighting up her features, stars dancing in those green eyes: “This summer I’m headed to Africa to dig wells then interning at a school for the blind.  It’s a lot with marathon training and getting… Read more →
“MINE’S!!”

“MINE’S!!”

Christmas has been…different…this year.  The first wave of it had us flying to Georgia before the dust could settle from my newly renovated counter tops. There, I started noticing a startling phrase spouting out of my toddler with each present… Read more →
Christmas is ALL ABOUT GIFTS!!

Christmas is ALL ABOUT GIFTS!!

Christmas is all about gifts, but not gifts you put under your Christmas tree.  The kind I’m referring to are in the Christmas story in the Bible.  The first gift was from Mary.  God sent an angel to tell her… Read more →
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