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  • Decorations That Really Sing

    Finished the Christmas decorations yesterday…and I’m quite sore.

  • Decorations That Really Sing

    For those like me who tend to overdecorate this time of year, this last verse from a classic song offers a needed reminder:

  • Podcast #46 — The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

    In this week’s episode of “You Must Chill” Hal and John discuss the way our expectations of the “perfect” holiday often create a sense of disappointment. Some say the solution is to give up any kind of expectation altogether. Others say this is impossible. But what role does the Advent theme of Hope play in […]

  • Asking the Right Question

    “The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.” (Allard Lowenstein) When faced with a challenge, too many of us give up before we start. We second-guess ourselves and find reasons why we’ll most likely fail, reasons why this is a bad idea, reasons why we should just sit […]

  • Hope Floats

    “The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears.” (Ellen Goodman) There is no such thing as anxiety-free parenting. You’ll stop worrying about your kids when you’re dead. That’s normal. But when we allow our anxiety and the fears that naturally come with parenting to be the driving […]

  • Bullet Points for Life: Lessons to my children

    Character matters more than money, smarts, and education. I would rather you be a person of integrity than the smartest, wealthiest person on earth. Life is not fair. It stinks, but it really is true. There will be times when someone else gets the job you are more suited to or another guy/girl gets the […]


      Wednesday, January 16, 2013  By: Teresa Meyer When a spouse decides the comfortable routine is no longer comfortable, suggesting change can lead to a retreat. The word “retreat” is funny.  Not like, “Ha! Ha!”, but funny like “Hmmm.”  On the one hand retreat means to withdraw from an enemy either due to force, or […]

  • Bridal Magazines. Seriously?

    The other day at the bookstore (actually the same day that I encountered Mr. Tumnus) I had the misfortune of sitting next to two college girls who were thumbing through a three foot tall stack of bridal magazines. Mind you, neither one of them had an engagement ring on and based on the loud and […]