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My Word for the Year is in Hebrew

Dear YOU, Hope you have unthawed after the low temperatures and are now warm and cozy reading this letter by the fireplace with a mug of hot tea or strong coffee. Yes, I know I’m late to the party… It’s already mid-February and I’ve only just now chosen my “word for the year.” This year…

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I’d Rather Write You a Short Letter

Dear YOU, Hello. My name is Lucinda and I am a Letter and Card Writer. In the midst of these musings I was studying Paul’s many letters in the Bible! Here is what he wrote to the people of Corinth: “Your very lives are a LETTER that anyone can read by just looking at you.…

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When the Christchild Comes for You

With Christmas only a few days away, the emotions are building, the memories invading, and the anticipation fluctuating somewhere between tentative dread and utter delight. What will Christmas be like this year? Will extended family all be standing on the porch for the Christmas dinner gathering when a positive C-test sends everyone home (this happened…

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Nothing Can Keep Christmas from Coming

There will be Christmas this year. Can’t you sense it? Despite outward circumstances, (and having to learn a new word – tripledemic) there is also something in the air, the music, the stars in the dark sky, the delicious smells, the flickering firelight, the silence even. Friend, Christmas will come alright. Because Christ came in…

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12 Significant Books to Me in 2022

I read 100+ books a year, both fiction and non-fiction, and I love to feature some of them on my #BooksOnTuesday socials. There are so many wonderful books out there! This year I was juggling a myriad of situations, and these are a dozen of the books that spoke deep to my soul and kept…

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Because Sometimes We Don’t Actually Feel Thankful

In the season of Thanksgiving (which, in my humble opinion, should be every day), let’s be honest – sometimes it’s hard to muster up gratitude. But, friend, our choices make our lives. It actually can be as simple as looking at your situation, naming your feelings, and then remembering the reality of God in the…

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3 Words We All Long to Hear

A few years ago, a nationwide poll asked, “What word or phrase would you most like to hear uttered to you, sincerely?” The third answer might surprise you: 1. “I love you.” 2. “You are forgiven.” 3. “Supper is ready. Sometimes grace looks a whole lot like supper. At someone else’s table. But before we…

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One Woman I Can’t Wait to Meet in Heaven

On this day — every year on October 26th — I think about someone I never met.Forty-one years ago today my husband’s first wife died from liver cancer, leaving  three small children ages 5, 4 and 1, and a young 36-year-old widower. One day I suspect we will have a grand time together in heaven since we love…

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