Home for the Holidays: Thanksgiving 2022

With the passing of Halloween, it was time to switch up the decor a bit for Thanksgiving.  I do love Christmas decorations, but I want to enjoy November before the tree is up, usually around Thanksgiving weekend because we have a few extra days to decorate.  We’ve already kicked off the season with Friendsgiving, and…

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Monday Musings: Connections

Last Saturday I was scrolling social media before I got up for the day and read this post by Katie Davis Majors:   When I headed out for my day, the thought of “connection” really stirred in me.  I went to our local monthly “Market at the Park” because I’ve never gone and wanted to check…

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World Series Champions + Friendsgiving

Back in the summer our small group put a date on the calendar for Friendsgiving before holiday calendars got too full to celebrate the season together. At the time, November seemed like a long time away! Blink, and here were are to November 5th and it was Friendsgiving day!  Everyone signed up to bring a…

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Holiday Memories: Halloween 2022

We had a fun Halloween weekend, and another “first” as a married couple this Halloween!   Sunday night, our church hosted Trunk or Treat, this was our second year to participate with our Small Group which was fun.  I remember last year, Trunk or Treat was of the first events we did together with new friends…

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Christian: Culture-Sin-Judgement-Heaven

I was recently listening to a podcast while out for a walk and the host said this:   “I can’t believe _________ are going to be in heaven with us.” You can fill in the blank with any current hot/divisive topic:  Abortion LGBQTMisogynyPolitics ViewsRacism And, it made me think…. Are we categorizing sin to be better or…

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What’s Up Wednesday: October 2022

I haven’t linked up for a What’s Up Wednesday in a few years, and this is another one I always enjoy. Here’s a little look back at October and what we’ve been up to!  EATING THIS WEEK  We tried a new restaurant this week that opened near us, Simple Simon Pizza.  I’ve never had a…

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Friday Favorites: 10.21.22

Hello Friday!  What a glorious week we’ve had that included rain, cold front, beautiful blue skies, Astros and more! All are favorites for me!  First up: Looking back to last Friday and the Big Boo Podcast Live in Brenham with a sweet friend. It was a fun and quick 24 hour road trip with lots…

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Travel Reel: Palo Duro Canyon State Park

We recently took a trip to Amarillo and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Did you know this is the 2nd largest canyon in the US? Only the Grand Canyon is bigger!  We made a weekend out of it with a few fun activities.  Here’s the travel highlight reel: Saturday – flight out to Amarillo, maybe…

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Home for the Holidays: Halloween 2022

This year I decided I wanted to add some Halloween specific decorations to the fall/pumpkins I’ve had traditionally.  While I’m not a fan of skeletons, or skulls, or witches, I do love jack-o-lanterns and friendly ghosts, which are harder than you think to find!  After looking around in stores and online, I found Target’s Hyde…

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Noise

(Originally written for Women’s Newsletter at our church) This summer I was on an evening walk in my neighborhood with my dog, Auggie. As I often do on a walk, this was a walk to process and think/pray through some things. We were on a back street and I heard a lawnmower, a familiar sound in…

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