Hope = Glass Half Full

School is starting everywhere and I have an assignment.  Miranda from Scattering Moments wrote an amazing blog post about hope.  As it turns out it is part of a bigger thing going on in the blogosphere where some tagging is going on.  She tagged me.  I am trying to rise to the challenge though there is no way I will ever be able to come close to touching her story of hope---I offer you my own perspective. Hope is both a verb and a noun which should tell you something about the word itself.  … [Read more...]


Advent has always been a really special time for me.  I have great childhood memories of growing up and having special traditions during Advent.  Advent is the time of preparation and and expectant waiting for the celebration of the nativity of Christ. Sometimes it gets kind of lost in the whole "celebration" of the holiday.   We are supposed to be preparing for Christ--not preparing for all the commercialism.  I get lost in it all.  I will be the first to admit that.  It is not hard.  I've got … [Read more...]

“Something Beautiful…” (via Wordsmith’s Desk)

A great post for Sunday! Enjoy. “Something beautiful, something good, All my confusion He understood. All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife, And He made something beautiful of my life.” (Bill and Gloria Gaither)   Company is coming and you want to look your best. Job interview and you want to show them how qualified you are. Sunday morning and you want others to think of you as a strong Christian. On different occasions, outside the privacy of our own home, we want o … Read More via … [Read more...]

Embrace, Hope, Generosity

Way back in January I decided to pick three words that would be my theme words for the year.  I think I needed to be reminded today of what those words and actions are so I am going to share them again with you.  It seems like it is appropriate and it kind of keeps them in front of me. Embrace I am going to embrace life more.  This means I am going to live in the moment, not worry so much about the future and live each day to its fullest.  It also means that I am going to embrace people … [Read more...]

Three Words and a Song

I have been reading a lot of New Year's Resolutions and I have never been real good about making resolutions and keeping them.  One of the most popular approaches I have read about is to pick 3 words that are going to be your focus for the year.  I think I could handle that.  I may have to refer back to this blog post to remind myself what my 3 words are (like maybe even by next week!) but maybe it will be a good thing for me to write them down.  So here we go. Embrace I am going to … [Read more...]