to all the moms.

to all the moms.

I know the planning, working, and sacrifice that you’re doing at Christmas time. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming.

You may be a mom who is struggling to make ends meet and make your family happy. For some, it is a thankless job because it’s not noticed.

I notice.

More importantly, God notices.

Mothers smile when they are crying inside. They set the tone in the home and put the special touches on everything they do. And if you’ve lost  a child, or your home, or a husband, life has stopped for you.

I know it hurts. Why you?

I don’t know. All I know is that God does comfort and carry us through tragedies.

Let him.


You will survive.


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book give-a-way!

book give-a-way!

Holidays cause sadness and/or loneliness for many people. Even in despair, we can find joyous moments. But sometimes we have to look for it. So, why not take a moment to have some fun? Enter my book give-a-way!

If you would like to enter, please comment on any post between now and Sunday, December 8th. Just say hi or whatever you’d like.

I will throw everyone’s name in a hat and draw one name.  The winner will be announced on Monday, December 9th.

A book of your choice listed on my “Recommended Books” will be sent to the winner after he/she sends me their mailing address through “Contact Me” on my blog. I believe in these books so much that I want you to win one!



Does “like” count? Nope! Comments only please! (and remember it can just be “hi!”)


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Are you alone today?

It’s a day when there’s lots of being together.

But it’s just a day. A day that is one out of 364 other days.


Don’t be hopeless because you feel left out. Lots of people don’t get together at holidays. And some who do – end up fighting and not talking to each other the rest of the year.

Being with people isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

If you are alone, enjoy a movie. Just you!

Or, reach out to someone.

Both work.


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