Category Archives: Gifts from God

Got Joy?

This time of year I usually bemoan how Christmas already lines store aisles. The pumpkin patch is barely bare, for heaven’s sake, but garland and tinsel push their way to center stage. And is that a Santa suit I spy … Continue reading

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Becoming Mom

Today our daughter celebrates her birthday. In honor of this day, I’m reposting a note I sent to her two years ago. Thirty-one years ago, I climbed upon a chair to oil the kitchen cabinets to a gleam. Nesting, they … Continue reading

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A Legacy Should Not Be Wasted

What legacy have you received? It must not be wasted. So, what legacy are you leaving? Today, meet my friend and fellow writer, Miriam Bradley. Miriam said her childhood was nearly perfect, marred only by the death of her mother. Her … Continue reading

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The Comforter

“What do you think you’re doing?!”  the wife demanded an answer from her husband of six months. The one wrapped in the couple’s new $700 comforter as he lazed on the bed, feet propped, drink in hand, and watching a … Continue reading

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When to Avoid Perfectionism and Comparison

Confession time. My name is Gloria and I’m a recovering perfectionist. I’m improving and fell off the wagon only once last month. Though my perfectionist binge did last several days. Trying to do or make myself the best possible can be … Continue reading

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The Pause that Refreshes

A din of banter and laughter filled the family room when we gathered for Sunday dinner. Mom shooed us out of the kitchen while she prepared the meal, and we lazed in front of a blaring television to argue about … Continue reading

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The Best Gift Ever Given

A beggar in India stood along the roadside, begging for rice to prepare his evening meal. When he gathered almost a handful, he turned toward home to prepare his meager meal. A noise stopped him mid-step. Another caravan approached. The … Continue reading

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The Best Christmas Gift

“What’s the best Christmas gift you received as a child?” the host posed the question. Heads cocked to the side and eyes stared into the distance, each one lost in a private reel of childhood memories. Slowly, smiles formed and … Continue reading

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