Blog Archives for category A Worldview of Abundance

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For My 40th Birthday

For my 40th birthday, my husband asked me how I wished to celebrate that big moment.  For his 40th, I planned… Continue reading »


Lessons in Time: Not Your Mama’s Closet

The Pharisees so desperately wanted to follow the commandments. So what they did was think of the commandments, like to… Continue reading »


Lessons in Time: Snow Days

Here’s where I think Satan has tried to corner me, sort of in a game of chess… If he can’t… Continue reading »


Lessons in Time: College Math

In college, my faith really came alive. I learned to participate with followers of God seven days a week.  I… Continue reading »


Lessons in Time: Math Class for Beginners

When I was a senior in high school, there was an awards assembly at the end of the year. Students… Continue reading »


Pretty Girls!

I spent the weekend with two of my oldest and dearest friends. We lingered over coffee and margaritas and diet… Continue reading »


Naming the Gift

Each Lent, I search for a creative new way to set my heart on Jesus for the days leading up… Continue reading »

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I Want…

I want….Fill in the blank… I want cabinets and floors without nicks in them.  I want new jeans and new… Continue reading »

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A Downton Abbey Christmas in March

I just watched the Downton Abbey season finale with its Christmas-themed ending.   Even though it is March, and we are… Continue reading »


Target, ToysRUs and Trying Something New

In our home, the kids have chore charts.  Each little good behavior gets a smiley face.  Feed the cats.  Empty… Continue reading »