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New Year Ponderings

Plus My One Word for 2020


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It's hard to believe that 2019 is over and we are almost a whole week into 2020 already. I enjoy seeing and reading the end of year reviews. There have also been the end of the decade reflections and discussions if it truly is the end of the decade. (I'm fine either way.) 

Near the end of December, I tend to get . . .

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January 05, 2020


A Five Minute Friday Prompt

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"You can't go home again is an idiom and a title of a book by Thomas Wolfe. Some folks believe that is true. I know that if you go back to the place you call home; it's just not quite the same.

People and places change. I know I'm not the same person I was 30 years ago when I left home and got married. However, I did . . .

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August 19, 2019

A Delightful Update...

My One Word for 2019

I want to be proactive in remembering how I have felt God "delight" in me or where I have been "delighted" by Him since that's my word for the year. It's also a good time to connect with Emily P. Freeman's quarterly post on  "What I learned..." as she (and others) recalls and reflects on what she has learned each here I go . . .

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June 05, 2019


My "One Word" for 2019

A New Year brings freshness and expectancy.  As a "planner", I want to know what is going to happen next. However, I'm thankful that God, in His infinite wisdom and mercy, allows things to unfold. He prepares me and will sustain me through the ups and downs of life if I will let Him. 

I’m not a person who makes a list . . .

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January 11, 2019


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