The Secret to Lasting Love

Okay, so that got your attention.  Everyone wants to find a love that will last, right?  Well the truth is there really is no secret, just the reality that you have to work at it. Bob and I have been married for 26 years now.  Not really such a big deal when you consider ourContinue reading “The Secret to Lasting Love”

Living Christmas

Merry Christmas!   But let’s stop for just a minute and think about what would happen if we actually lived Christmas. What if instead of having a wild party every December full of over spending and over indulging, we actually lived what we say the season really means to us?  What if family really were the mostContinue reading “Living Christmas”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light on the Shortest Day of the Year

Have you ever wondered about the difference between an equinox and a solstice? According to the National Weather Service an equinox is one of the “two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes.”Continue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light on the Shortest Day of the Year”

Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holdiay — Free Book

Today (Dec. 20) only my holiday e-book Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holiday is available free in the Amazon Kindle Store.  Please help yourself to a copy and tell your friends, especially those with food restrictions. If you have read the book please consider leaving an honest review at Amazon.com.  Remember to mention you received aContinue reading “Have Yourself a Healthy Little Holdiay — Free Book”

Random Acts of Christmas

One thing I like to do at the holidays is give a small (very small) token gift to people at random.   One year I hung handmade angel ornaments anonymously on neighbor’s door knobs.  Other years I have given candy canes or tea bags from a display on our door (we spent a lot of yearsContinue reading “Random Acts of Christmas”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Be an Angel

Our word angel comes from the Greek ἄγγελος.  It means messenger.  I will always think of this with a smile remembering a fellow seminary student in Greek class who happened to be named Angel beaming and exchanging laughter with the professor about the appropriateness of his name. I do believe in God’s holy angels whoContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Be an Angel”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Celebrate the Hanukkah Story

Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight.  Do you know the story behind this light holiday?  If you don’t, you need to read it.  The story of Hanukkah is full of adventure and drama surrounding events leading up to a great miracle.  It is a story of liberation, freedom, reclaiming what was lost and hope. Even if you are notContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Celebrate the Hanukkah Story”

Healthier Holiday Sweet Potatoes

Who needs candied yams when there are so many other wonderful ways to prepare sweet potatoes?  Sweet potatoes are loaded with so many wonderful nutrients it seems a shame to load them up with refined sugar. So here are a few of my favorite ways to serve sweet taters: Simple Sweet Potato Soup is aContinue reading “Healthier Holiday Sweet Potatoes”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your light: A Grattitude Tree

Take time during the holiday to create a tangible reminder of the blessings in your life.  A gratitude tree may be made using a tree branch you bring inside.  Try to use a branch that that has fallen on it’s own.  Write things you are grateful for on leaves cut from paper, create a hangerContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your light: A Grattitude Tree”

Fun and Easy Ways to Shine your Light: Be Nice

When you read todays topic you may have thought, REALLY?  Do we need to be reminded of this during the holidays? Well apparently we do.  It seems that each year during November and December we start hearing about things like brawls at the mall with people fighting over particular items that may be in shortContinue reading “Fun and Easy Ways to Shine your Light: Be Nice”