An End and A Beginning

An End and A Beginning

As we come to the end of the year I went in search of some inspiration to close out the year and set us on a path for the one to come. “Live in each season as it passes; breathe air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of...
It’s Not All About the Stuff

It’s Not All About the Stuff

While it is easy this time of year, with all the gift giving and receiving, to get caught up in our commercialized world, I want to take a moment to focus on the greatest gift of all – LOVE. I am so privileged to have the love of family and friends surround me...
Take Time

Take Time

Take time to pray…it helps to bring God near and washes the dust of the earth from your eyes. Take time for friends…they are the source of happiness. Take time for work…it is the price of success. Take time to think…it is the source of power....
Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Here a Christmas “gift” I found in my files… A Christmas Gift What are you giving for Christmas? A gift of love would be grand To brighten a friend’s day, To spread joy throughout the land! A hug would go a long way To make a child smile And...
My December Star

My December Star

Twelve years ago today, Jacob Michael Almanza claimed his star, his brightness too great to be contained in an earthly vessel. Though his time on this earth was far too short for our standards he continues to shine his light and love through all those who were...
Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

My holiday season isn’t complete without a few classic holiday movies.  Starting with the original version of Miracle on 34th Street. Being part Dutch one of my favorite scenes is when Kris Kringle speaks Dutch to a little adopted girl and sings,...
You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup

You may have noticed my absence over the last few weeks but I found myself needing to take time to refill my cup. To do some self-care so that I could find replenishment and renewal. So here are some tips that I used to refill my cup over the last few weeks: Get...