#AdventLiving: True Christmas Hope


Christmas Eve in my childhood home involved three traditions.  The night began with pizza and chocolate cake in celebration of my dad’s December 25 birthday.  This much anticipated feast was followed by a family reading of the Christmas story found in Luke 2.  And finally, after waiting for what seemed like an eternity, my brother […]


Can’t Get No Satisfaction

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Last year almost 90 million people did it.  Today I am one of them.  It’s Black Friday, ladies, and the sales are on!  If you need (or maybe just want) a new coffee pot, slow cooker, sweater, necklace, pair of jeans, board game or tablet, grab your keys and come join me at the mall! […]


CHANGE: #GiveThanks


If you had told me fifteen years ago that I would be thankful for change, I think I would have laughed in your face.  For most of my life, I have detested change.  I tend to look for security in things being normal, consistent, and predictable. In fact, I’ve been known to wear the same […]


Leading Ladies: Katharina Von Bora


Thousands of little (and sometimes big) children will dress up as princesses and superheroes to knock on doors and ask for candy tonight.  This blog is not about that.  It is about what we can learn from a nun who hid in a fish barrel and helped change the course of history. On October 31, […]


Why Stop With Carpe Diem…Carpe Aeternitatem

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With the recent passing of Robin Williams, I’ve had several conversations with friends and co-workers about his most iconic movies.  My personal favorite is Dead Poets Society, probably because of my background as a high school teacher. I love the scene in the movie where Mr. Keating (played by Robin Williams) assembles his students in […]