Missing Mom’s Smile

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“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~Ellen Hopkins I hope you all had a merry and joyous Christmas with your families and friends. And if you couldn’t …

A Last Christmas Together

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            Sometimes Christmas celebrations with family can be bittersweet times when you miss the ones you love who are no longer here but are celebrating with Jesus in heaven. It was that way for my family this year as we lost two of our family unexpectedly last year. Both were in the prime of life …

A Father’s Love – A Gift that Never Fades

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Only a few days left to enter my Christmas giveaway. Deadline is midnight EST December 15th. First prize is this lovely Nativity set that would look great on your table this Christmas. The figures are made of wood and Mary is holding Jesus. The second prize is a Barbara Johnson daily calendar that could bring you smiles all year. Plus, …

Purple Top Grass and Neighbors

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  Those of you who keep up with what goes on at my Facebook page know I’m always posting pictures of flowers I spot on my walks and other places. This summer I took the challenge of finding a new and different yellow flower to post every day. I made it for 31 consecutive days, only bending the rules a …

Do You Wish You could Hug Your Dad One More Time?

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Occasionally it’s fun to let someone else do the work for me here on One Writer’s Journal. Sandi is making a guest appearance tonight with a tribute to her father who passed on to heaven on his birthday in September some years ago. But we never forget our moms and dad. Nor should we.  I borrowed this picture from Sandi’s …

A Flabbergasted Winner

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Flabbergasted, Surprised and Astonished Have you ever been totally astonished? Even flabbergasted? (That’s one of those words that just sounds exactly like what it means. Love those kinds of words.) But back to being flabbergasted. I was last Wednesday when my book, Love Comes Home, won the Selah Book of the Year Award.  My books have been in the running …

Sorting through the Odds & Ends of Mom’s Life

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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~William Morris Mom’s been gone for over a month now. For a while it’s felt like she’s still at the memory care facility and I need to go see about her. But that’s not so. She doesn’t need anybody to see about …