Voices in the Desert – Crooked Christmas

Today I am joining my friend Kirsten for her Voices in the Desert Advent Series, a collection of daily advent musings from some very brave and beautiful writers.  Just click on the button to the right and you too read about the heart of Christmas. By this time I’m usually wild with excitement – the house is full of the smells of Christmas and at least some of the presents are...
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Bethlehem Lost

I lost my way to Bethlehem last week.  I found myself turned around and looking for the road signs of Christmas that were wrapped up pretty with big bright bows. I was in search of perfection: the perfect gift, the perfect center-piece, the perfectly, perfect. All I could come up with was a turned around heart and anxiety about the have-nots that had me atheist-proclaiming “I want to...
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Joy Remembered {Repost}

Sucker punched!  Right there in the gut when I heard the news, my breath caught somewhere in my throat and I swallowed the howl  of why as tears formed in my eyes.    So many mama arms that would ache empty that night, many mama arms that would hold teddy bears and favourite dolls instead of children. Arms that would wrap tight around their own middles...
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Redeemed Motherhood – Daughter

In honour of my daughter’s 20th birthday this week I am dedicating this segment of Redeemed Motherhood to her. It was with wonder I watched the little pink plus sign appear.   Its stark colour against the back drop of white.  That same wonder followed me through the aisles of the department store looking for the tiniest pairs of shoes – to hang our...
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Five Minute Friday – Reflect

It feels like forever since I’ve been part of Five Minute Friday.  A regular crew of writers who take the pressure off and write for the sheer love of writing.  But here I am the last week before the December break, joining hundreds of others as the “silence the inner critic.”  Won’t you join us over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s and read some of the bravest...
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