It’s Almost Here!

Saviour, Christ, born, nativity, Star of Bethlehem

Today I'm not only talking about Christmas as I declare "It's almost here!" I'm also thinking of the end of 2020. Thinking of it as the "year that was" should feel good. And with those thoughts, we can move ahead into 2021 with hope and anticipation of better days ahead. This Christmas season will be…

Five Minute Friday Link-Up :: Present

Christ Child, Mary, Joseph, nativity, manger

Today I'm joining a talented group of writers at Five Minute Friday. This community connects each Friday in an online, unedited free-write based on a one-word prompt. My timer is set for 5 minutes. Let's see where this week's prompt—PRESENT—leads me. Likely many are thinking of the list of presents they need to buy, wrap, ship,…

Day by Day

spring, tulip, white tulip, daily changes

Day by day things are changing in miniscule and massive ways it seems. Especially in this pandemic state we find ourselves living in.  It is like spring changing in small ways day by day. And then one morning the tree outside your window is a burst of color.   Blossoms unfurl their petals. Trees turn…

Prescription for Cabin Fever

cabin fever, log cabin, cabin

Experiencing a bit of cabin fever? Government restrictions related to the coronavirus bugging you? Looking for a quick cure for cabin fever? Keep reading!  Today we bring an expert to the blog to share tips for coping with cabin fever. Our expert has four years or more under her belt of being confined. Chronic pain…

It’s the Little Things That Count

As I reflect on the past four years, I realize that my grumbling, complaining, and feeling sorry for myself taught me something so simple:       It is easy to list some of the simple things for which I am grateful: God's promises of healing A simple smile The words "I love you" My…