We don’t grieve as the world grieves

Last night, I had the privilege of being somewhere most people wouldn't think a privilege: I sat with one of my best friends in her living room, waiting and watching as her husband of almost twenty years passed from life on earth to eternal life with Jesus. Only a couple weeks before, they'd found out... Continue Reading →

You can find me (not) here

Hey, everyone! I realized (hopefully not too late in the game) that my A to Z Challenge comments left on WordPress blogs are leading everyone here, rather than my editing blog, Easy Reader, which is where all my own A to Z posts are located. If you've ended up here by mistake, I hope it's... Continue Reading →

Wait, what? It’s March?

It's January, the holidays are officially over, my dear hubby is back to work, and I have mentally prepped myself for the winter re-start of school. ...um...okay, it's not January anymore. I knew I hadn't been posting regularly with this particular blog, but when I opened the draft I'd started, I was a little more... Continue Reading →

The Politics of Persona

I know this isn't my own writing, but I couldn't have put it better myself. And it's an easy way to get a blog post up. And I can always tell people I taught Raymond everything he knows about writing. Seriously, who we are, deep down, shows in our online persona. I am drawn to... Continue Reading →

This year, I’m okay

January 20 has, for the past 11 years, been a lousy day in our house. January 20, 2003, is when we lost our almost-five-year-old son. Nothing alters a day on the calendar for the rest of your life like the day a family member dies. Each year from then to now, the Christmas and New... Continue Reading →

A brief reflection

As the end of 2013 approaches, I have had, much like many others, moments of reflection poking their way into my daily thoughts. Many people on the various social media have posted about accomplishments and goals, hoping to share their ups and downs with others or hold themselves accountable for future actions. As for me,... Continue Reading →

Life lessons from Christmas movies

Our family owns a lot of Christmas movies. We began collecting our favorites when the kids were little and have gradually replaced the good ones with their DVD or Blu-Ray versions over the years, and we're faithful about hiding them away after the Christmas tree comes down so we don't get sick of them. We're... Continue Reading →

That holiday feeling

We've got that holiday feeling That happy holiday feeling Our favorite holiday of the year When I was a kid, I used to love listening to my parents' Christmas albums. My dad loved Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and to this day, I still think Herb's "Christmas Album" is one of the best ever.... Continue Reading →

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