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Choosing Life More Abundantly

Here follows an account of the birth of friend from high school’s son. I’m reposting a letter that their family received from the anesthesiology who assisted during his wife’s C-Section. This is just a VERY small portion of their journey. I strongly encourage you to read the rest of the story here: http://www.choosinglifemoreabundantly.blogspot.com/ Some of the issues discussed … Continue reading

Sing, Sing a Song…about Christmas

I was entirely prepared-I even had the first paragraph written out-to write a very, very Grinchy blog all about the commercial aspects of the Season. However, while ruminating on that topic, I was distracted by my quest for new, good Christmas music (tricksy iTunes…). I think the first thing I need to do it draw a … Continue reading

Give Us This Day- Thoughts on the Battle of Needs vs Wants

            I don’t really think I’ve ever had such a pressing requirement to separate the things I need from the things I want. My bank account is sitting WELL below my freak out level, and we’re currently both jobless. And while we have a place to live and all the basics covered, … Continue reading


I often times find myself wishing that I could handle things better. I have long lists of things that I’m sure I’ve handled rather poorly indeed. I’ll not list them here-or anywhere for that matter- because they make me look bad, and no one wants to look bad if they can help it. At times … Continue reading

The Christmas Fiasco

We didn’t ‘do’ Santa Clause growing up. He just didn’t factor into our celebration of Christmas. No Elf on the Shelf. We happily consumed our own cookies and milk. And the only bearded jolly guy we had was my dad or Mr. Joe. This wasn’t some evil ploy of my parents to deprive us of the joy of a modern, American … Continue reading

20 Days?? Really??

So, it’s hit me today that it’s only 25 days to Christmas. I don’t now how I managed to miss this fact. I live in a house that is really beautifully decorated for the season. Heck, John and I even trimmed the trees. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for the last week. Down town Waupaca looks … Continue reading

The Mountains are calling and I must go/ A Long Overdue Update/Making it Official

So, I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve written. So sorry about that! I’ve been spending more time with my friends out here in Questa, and getting the know the area better! My mom came out to visit for my 28th birthday, and that may have been the best birthday present I’ve ever … Continue reading

Choosing Joy

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance. Khalil Gibran We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the … Continue reading

Warning: Jesus Content

Let’s see, let’s see. What to say? The 3 month mark has come and past. I’m still here, and things are…ok. Well, my job is great. Sebastian and I get on like a house on fire. Family is great. Scenery is great. I just don’t really have any friends. I can say that I’ve felt … Continue reading

Small Town Woes. Or Small Town WHOAS!!

**Sigh** What a day it’s been already. I awoke with total allergy head. NOt nearly as bad as at home, but still not my favorite. I was also in a total grump. Luckily, the mom of the family I live with is very accepting of the statement “I’m not feeling very social today. Woke up … Continue reading