Common to Uncommon

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We all want to be a person with purpose. Many of us were taught in school to push through the common, and obtain the uncommon. Common means; everyday, familiar, ordinary, ubiquitous, usual. Uncommon means; extraordinary, phenomenal, rare, exceptional, unusual, unique. Weighting these terms in my mind– hands down, Uncommon wins every time. Who wouldn’t want toRead more

A forced pause, and time to ponder

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Reading: Luke 2:1-21  Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.”  The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.”  To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “andRead more

Why Santa doesn’t visit our home

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What I am about to say is not going to be popular – I write this understanding there are readers that won’t accept this thought, and that’s ok. To you…I love you, I don’t write this criticizing your parenting and I hope I am able to communicate thoroughly that this is my own personal story,Read more

A long wait, and a Christmas promise

Isaiah 9:6, ““For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” These words are overwhelming to me. A prophetic gift handed out 700(ish) years before Jesus Birth. Can you imagineRead more

The Gift in plain sight

We have a tradition in our home -probably the same as some of you. It involves an ugly pickle ornament that hangs toward the top of our Christmas tree. A conversation peice for sure! Our children love this ornament due to the nights that have been spent leading up to Christmas day when each childRead more