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A Different First Christmas

A Different First Christmas – from my heart to yours. Someone I know lost their father yesterday – somewhat unexpectedly. I found myself feeling quite sad for the family. We’re…

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Preparation is King

How are you preparing your heart and soul? They say preparation is king. Google quotes about preparation, and you’ll mostly get quotes referring to success, opportunity, and achievement. What if…

Music Love Monday: 10,000 Reasons

Matt Redman | 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) This song is on my Spotify Glory Be to God playlist. It’s perfect for moments of gratitude and an overwhelming feeling of…

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The Art of Conversation

  The art of real conversations is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.  –…

Music Love Monday | Hold by Vera Blue

  Vera Blue | Hold *Album cover image courtesy of Genius.com Atwood Magazine has the perfect description of this song: “Hold” is a celebration; it represents that moment when you…

Music Love Monday: You Never Let Go

You Never Let Go: Bryan & Katie Torwalt This is a new discovery for me from this duo. I have several of their songs on my playlist but hadn’t heard…

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Fill Your Soul Cup, Not Your Ship

It’s amazing to me how much our thought process and minds rule over our bodies.  I don’t think anyone can disagree that stress has a negative impact on our bodies.…

Music Love Monday: You’re Gonna Be Okay

I think a lot of hearts out there could use these encouraging words. <3 by Brian and Jenn Johnson Hold on, Don’t let go Just take one step closer Put…

How Great is Our God

This video was shared with me by a friend. When I watched it, my youngest just happened to be in the room and watched with me. So, although it is…

Music Love Monday: The House That Built Me

Some weeks it’s easier than others to find a song with an underlying message I think others would appreciate.  I’ve heard songs that are simply beautiful, however, lyrically, don’t make…