Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year

Monday, December 31st, 2012

What a year 2012 was for us. Lee’s job became more stable. We were able to start paying off some of our debt accumulated from 7 years of basically no income (yikes!). We were able to get a newer more dependable car. We did some fun things and had some special getaways. We spent time […]

Right Now I Am

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Thinking  I HAVE to get back to exercising. Urging myself to enjoy even this season of not feeling so great because I am truly so excited! Contemplating the birth of Jesus. This is the first time I’ve been pregnant at Christmastime and it truly is special. Thankful  for so many things–health, life, my husband and son, our […]

Christmas Relaxing

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

  I feel like I didn’t do as many fun things this Christmas season. I was just so tired! I didn’t even get any sort of countdown to Christmas activity read for James even though I’ve made one for him every year. I asked him if he felt Christmas was fun this year. He said, […]

Happy Birthday, Jesus

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Birthday Of A King

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Christmas Eve At The Prison~Repost

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

I went to visit Lee on Christmas Eve. The visiting room was decorated. A tree stood in the corner its lights twinkling brightly. A toy train chugged around the base,happily unaware of its location. The air was full of the sounds of people in a festive mood. Lots of loud talking, laughter, and smiles. There […]

A Vintage Christmas Treat~Repost

Friday, December 21st, 2012

I’ve posted this every Christmas since the year I found it. It’s worth reading again and again. Hearing the goodness of God never gets old! I am in charge of our church library. Since it was very much in need of an update, I’ve been weeding out very old books and replacing them with the […]

Clumpy Granola With My Healthy Variation

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

  I’ve been hungry for granola the past couple of weeks. I wouldn’t call it a craving because the “wanting granola” wasn’t quite that bad. I purchased 2 boxes (in 1 week!) in the health food section at the grocery store, but that was getting expensive. I remembered a friend mentioning a granola recipe she […]

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God Works In Our Scandals

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Sunday at church, the pastor spoke about Mary and how scandalized the entire town was over her supposed indiscretion. He brought the point around to how God works in our own scandals. He even mentioned Carol Kent who wrote a book about her son in prison–When I Lay My Isaac Down. Have you ever dealt with something […]

I Know She Doesn’t Know

Monday, December 17th, 2012

I’m often amazed how thoughtless comments or little “jokes” remind me of so many things we’ve dealt with during this trial. Prison will ALWAYS be a part of our life. No matter how far we move past it or no matter when it doesn’t hurt anymore. Sometimes I will share a story (either new or […]