Often the best way to tell a story, an adventure, is in the present tense.  So, you will find some stories “in the rearview mirror”. Past events that have helped shape my present. Stories that are timeless and relatable. I hope they bring some tears, laughter, hope and encouragement to your journey.

o holy night

o holy night

T  h  e  y     t  r  a  v  e  l  l  e  d     f  a  r  . Tired. Exhausted. No room. No room at the inn. A stable. A manger. A star.   Pain, water, blood, cries... Five fingers. Five toes. Two eyes. A mouth and a nose. A Baby born. Perfectly formed.   ...

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it’s nearly Christmas

it’s nearly Christmas

Only a few more days and it will be Christmas. How are you feeling? Making your lists and checking them… umpteen times? Maybe you're feeling a bit harried as you think of things that still need to be done. Are you feeling excited or is a sense of dread looming over...

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are you ready for Christmas?

are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Oh no, I don't mean the full cleaning of the house, or the shopping and wrapping, or even the baking and decorating.  I guess I wasn't clear, so let me try again. Are YOU ready for Christmas? Hmm, no, I don't mean do you have your outfit...

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getting caught up in Christmas

getting caught up in Christmas

I was just thinking about Christmas—you know, fat man, red suit, "ho ho ho",           Jingle Bells, Rudolph, elves Christmas card list, Christmas baking list, Christmas grocery list, Christmas cleaning to do list, Christmas wish lists. Christmas shopping, malls,...

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a Christmas stranger

a Christmas stranger

  BEEP – BEEP – BEEP! The little boy looked at his alarm clock. It was 9:00 am. He jumped out of bed and ran to the calendar, knowing full well what day it was. December 24th, the day before Christmas! The little boy was so full of Christmas cheer that he threw...

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silent night, holy night

silent night, holy night

Adrianna closed her tired eyes. “Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.” The carol whished around her. By the end of the second verse the beauty of the music settled on her weary shoulders. “Silent night, holy night, Son of God, love’s pure light.”...

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Meet Denise

meet denise

Hello! Welcome to my stretch of the virtual highway. We're all on a journey travelling the the all too real road of life. A never-ending series of twists and turns, hills and valleys, detours, construction and dead-ends. But also scenic tours, beauty, love, faith, opportunities, fun, and smooth roads. Yes, the journey we're on is littered with change... read more...

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