Category Archives: Faith

“Your Photo Here”

While perusing my social media account recently I stumbled across a friend’s post that made me pause… the caption on the picture indicated that he had been rummaging through a jewelry store with his wife when he came across this necklace (left).  The “Your Photo Here” seemed a little strange to him… and I have […]
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Clearing Out the Clutter

I got a new desk last weekend. Well, it’s not technically new since we bought it from a retired couple who were in the process of selling their house and downsizing. (No pictures since it’s currently disassembled in our garage!) But nonetheless, I’m happy to get a large “L” shaped desk with a hutch and […]
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When It Rains… Again

It rained again this week. Yes, we’ve had a few consecutive days of sunny weather here in the southeast, but early in the week found us back with the familiar clouds and dreariness. The overcast that persisted into the next day served as a reminder of the long and depressing months of winter that seem […]
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All Dressed Up

This past weekend, millions of people around the world celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Here in the United States that most often takes the form of parades, parties and of course, donning a shamrock or two or wearing something green. For some, it is a time to remember their legitimate family heritage, but that’s not the […]
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The Big Clean-Up

My family is in the middle of a comprehensive basement cleaning project that has now stretched into its second month. When we built our house, I insisted on a ranch lay-out so that I could avoid endless days of climbing stairs. Clif agreed so long as we had a full basement shop area under the living […]
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Lesson from a Cold Snap

Another weird round of weather has once again beset us here in Atlanta. If you can ignore seemingly endless amounts of rain (I mean, backyard sinking, mud-hole making, ditch digging, tires spinning, R.A.I.N.), the bright side is that at least it hasn’t been too cold for the last couple of weeks. The temps have actually […]
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Faded Flowers

I swept the last of the faded flowers from the kitchen counter this week. Not just any bouquets. These were the ones sent to me by dear friends on the occasion of my Dad’s death late last month. The stunning beauty and bold fragrance encouraged me for a long time before they finally began to wither […]
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Bitter ‘Sweet’

“Sweet” That’s the name Dad gave me when I was a teenager. I can’t remember the exact circumstances surrounding the nickname. I think it had something to do with teasing me about my first boyfriend. It wasn’t the mean kind of joking, but more the good-natured ribbing that let’s you know someone cares enough to […]
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Sold or Sent?

Why do bad things happen to good people? That question has plagued humanity since the beginning of time, and is no less a concern for people in 2019. In fact, as our culture moves farther away from its biblical moorings, the issue might seem more confusing today than ever. Just recently, I spent a protracted […]
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Behind the Scenes

After a grueling fall semester, my oldest son, Ryan, is still home for a much-needed break before heading back to campus. But the time has passed quickly leaving only one short week with us before returning to school in Charleston at the American College of the Building Arts where he’s in his junior year in […]
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