Category Archives: Celebrations

To Halloween or Not to Halloween?…by Linda Carlblom

There are a lot of folks these days who don’t celebrate Halloween. Frankly, I get it, and I’m not a huge fan myself. For me, it’s not so much about religious convictions as it is that I don’t like the … Continue reading

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A True Thank You Note

I love my Southern roots. Everything about them. The food, the hospitality, the magnolia trees, the drawl. All of it. But most especially, the gracious way of living. I think back often to the way I saw it modeled by … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Tell if Your Child is Ready to Accept Jesus…By Linda Carlblom

I’m a firm believer that God works in the hearts of children just as much as he works in the hearts of adults. And I believe a child can choose to follow Jesus and mean it for life. I also … Continue reading

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The Hospitable Introvert…by Linda Carlblom

By nature, I am an introvert. I tend to avoid people and I recharge by having time alone. That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy people when I’m with them. As a matter of fact, most people would be surprised to … Continue reading

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Easter and Last Suppers by Betty Mason Arthurs

  Easter season is upon us and it’s a time when we Christians celebrate the time Jesus rose from the dead. Throughout the year we also have communion to remember the last supper Jesus had with his twelve disciples before … Continue reading

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Dancing with Jesus . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

My mother passed away in 2004. She suffered from many ailments, including rheumatoid arthritis, virtual blindness, and hypertension. She was in constant pain. Her last 15 years were marked by slow degeneration, as she gradually became less mobile and more … Continue reading

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Our Linen Thanksgiving Journal…by Linda Carlblom

Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday, yes, even beating out Christmas. There’s something to be said for a holiday that hasn’t caved in to commercialism. In our family, it is a time of gathering together to share a feast, but … Continue reading

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