1/7/23 I'd like to pause January a bit, which has roared in like a lion and is scheduling my life into a jet stream. If this continues, I guess I'll be learning how to say no a lot better, including to myself. I'd like to back up and consider something about Christmas--about the Biblical Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Rewind?-Stable and Manger
New Years Day is a day I pause to self-evaluate, review the past year, and set resolutions and a theme for the new year. This year is no exception. But I am also pausing to contemplate resolution making generally. Is it wise? Is it realistic? Will I persevere and take my own resolves seriously? What … Continue reading Contemplating Resolutions – 2023
So I'm trying to write and journal a bit more than usual this December. A dear friend/mentor of mine is encouraging me to do so. I have been gradually decorating my home for Christmas. Little by little. I have a pretty large home with spacious rooms and high ceilings. I could do so much more … Continue reading God knows.
Just venting. Sigh. Sjogren's Syndrome + Hashimoto's Thyroiditis + Dysautonomia/Autonomic Nerve Damage + Bipolar Disorder II + Interstitial Cystitis + IBS / SIBO + Histamine Intolerance / possible Mast Cell Activation Syndrome + Structural body damages + who knows what else = pretty hard to bear sometimes. Acute insomnia 2 nights in a row (Bipolar … Continue reading Just venting again (sigh.)
December 1st again. It strikes me with vengeance every year. I have so many mixed emotions about it. While I love the good parts of the Christmas season, and especially the Christian truth part of Christmas, December makes me remember another year of my fleeting life has been spent. What did I accomplish in 2022? … Continue reading Oh December…
My husband and I decided to visit Maui again and we went from November 1 to 11. We got a timeshare sales offer from Westin through our Marriott Bonvoy reward program for a stay at a villas resort at low cost for five days and five days of a free rental car. We added on … Continue reading Maui 2022
Last Christmas, when I put away all my Christmas decorations, I decided to leave out one small vintage item from my past: a little Avon Christmas candle perfume bottle. The empty bottle still smells of Moonwind cologne. It was my mother's and she gave it to me sometime early in my marriage, so around 1980. … Continue reading An unexpected trip.
At age 18, I left my childhood church thinking there must be something wrong with me and I could not be a Christian even though I wanted to. That is a long story, and one you can read at my earlier post about my personal testimony if you are interested. At age 20 I got … Continue reading A tale of three pregnancies and one healing soul.
Christmas Carols are very dear to my heart. I especially love and have tried to memorize all the words of Hark the Herald Angels Sing in recent years. The music and lyrics for that old song was composed by four different people between 1739 and 1857 in a most unique way. If you’d like to … Continue reading Do Angels Sing?
Edited 12/27/21: I am in the process of studying this topic about whether angels sing or only speak. I will be editing my thoughts on this after more study. Job 38:7 is noteworthy. Apparently angels sang at Creation. Four living creatures and 24 elders sing in heaven in Revelation 5:8-10 (but are they angels?). God … Continue reading Angels Don’t Sing?? / Christmas