love can come in STRANGE disguises

it’s monday…but no giggles today (well, maybe just a few.)

Hugs & blessings has been quiet as of late.

But, I do hope to be more present very soon.

Recovering from an auto-accident I’ve spent this Advent Season

healing,

grieving,

and

appreciating all the grace I’ve received during this period of convalescing.

“You know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers, the night is far gone, the day is near.” Romans 13: 11-12

During Advent we hear the secret of God’s love within us. We have long felt the stirrings of the Life within – the kicks and leaps of God in us yearning to be born. And God will come – poor and hungry, a child wrapped in swaddling cloths.

Will we make room for Him?

Each of us is an Innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.

See Luke 2:7

There is undoubtedly a Christmas tree in our home, our lights are strung and glowing, our pantries are full, and we are ready to entertain family and friends – but have we made room to feed and welcome the Stranger who comes unannounced?

These STRANGE-ones came unannounced.

But I am so very glad they did!

Giggles.

Bearing great joy they arrived one by one, to set up my home with Christmas glee when I was unable. God filled them (and those whose were not captured in these photos) with good things, who reigned down compassion upon me this Advent Season.

It is not easy to relinquish control.

But I am so grateful to have let go and let Love in.

I hope to be back more regularly again very soon!

But until then I continue to send you my hugs n’ my blessings….may you too welcome the Stranger in this Christmas Season – and be grateful each time that you do!

nacho average miracle

If you’ve been following my blog-site for any length of time you pretty much know the topics I post about. A quick scan of my header points out what you will find written here:

my faith, family, friends,

silly stuff that dances through my head (sometimes music is involved,)

our magical golden-retriever Helen,

some baking,

some making (of things,)

and a sharing of the blessings I’ve either received or witnessed!

Why?

Because these are all the areas you will find my heartfelt

hugs n’ blessings!

No, my blog is not necessarily one where you will read it feeling any form of academic “seismic shift” or life-altering desire to move to Uganda, (although I do encourage you to visit Bob Goff’s website for that affirmation.)

But I do pray my bloggity-blog-site inspires ones’ heart to explore the way

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60/40

I knew!

I knew it!

I just knew it!

I knew there was something

significant

occurring

that God was trying to reveal!

And it was not merely a reminder that close to 60% of the year is already over.

(Yes, officially, on August 8, 2019, only 40% of the year will be remaining!)

Thus far 2019 has been for me personally,

and for my family,

a lot of puzzle-pieces fitting together,

wounds healed,

love shared,

and a lot of two-by-fours hitting us upside the head!

Giggles.

This entire year God has been using

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