Greatest Underdog Story Ever Told

In memory of Amy and Karen---Two women who fought the good fight, may they both sleep tonight at Heaven's gate. I love an underdog story. And Easter for me is the greatest underdog story ever told. Over 2,000 years ago there was a Galilean peasant----- A carpenter's son. He was not rich, royal, or

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A Giving Tree

This past week I was in my home state of South Carolina. Although our state flower is the palm tree, I'm partial to the Angel Oak, mythic in size and elegantly adorned in a crocheted cape of silvery moss. Driving the familiar old road from Charleston to the isle of

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Snowed In

What does a heaping pot of chili (recipe next week!), dozens of mugs of hot chocolate overflowing with marshmallows, four batches of banana chocolate chip muffins, a surprising experiment in making Tiramasu (future post!), two seasons of Master Chef Jr (my kid's guilty pleasure, and mine!), dangerously competitive family marathon's

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A seed of Faith

You know that moment where you hear something, and it just reaches in and clutches your heart and won't let go. More than likely, you have heard the nugget of wisdom before. But for some reason this time it burrowed in a little deeper. For me last week, the messenger

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Love you More!

I'm a sucker for love! Every night I play this game with my children where I say, "I Love you." They respond, "I love you more." And then I crescendo with, "IMPOSSIBLE!" It's as if you can actually see their heart growing out of their chests! When it's all said and

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When the Bottom Falls Out

What do you do when the bottom falls out? Suddenly you find yourself holding on for dear life as your whole world slides off its axis. For years you have counted on your health, your marriage, your sobriety, your financial security, a friendship, a pet, a job, healthy parents, even

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Two Stones

Every year thousands make the spiritual pilgrimage to the Scottish isle of Iona in search of some greater spiritual Truth. The ancient Celts believed this island was one of the "thin places" where one could peek through the Veil that separates the heavens from the earth and gaze upon the

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The Year to Trust

There is something about the changing of the guard, moving from one year into the next, that demands our soul's attention. There have been years that I have wept at the curtain's close, mourning the end to such joy. Then others where I have barely made it through by the

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Soul-full Christmas Gifts!

There is nothing like giving or receiving a gift that makes the soul smile! Following are a couple of thoughtful Christmas gifts that promise to nurture the mind, body, and spirit of those we love! This is probably the coolest gift I received this Christmas! Nashville's famous Hatch Show Print has teamed

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Sherlock Holmes of Christmas

Some years we need Christmas as if our whole life depended on it. Maybe this has been a challenging year in mind, body and spirit, more dark days than light. Maybe you do your best to conceal it but underneath you are lonely, afraid, and short on hope. Or maybe

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