Category Archives: When life seems too much

Garage of Delight

It’s been almost three and a half years since I wrote about The Garage of Doom, my second post on this blog. This is what the garage looked like then, waist-high with stuff: Many boxes still needed to be unpacked … Continue reading

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How to Make It Through Christmas When You’re Depressed by ARHuelsenbeck

Shortly after Carly, my first child, turned a year old, we discovered I was pregnant again. After the initial shock, Greg and I were delighted, looking forward to a new baby in January, and joking that we hoped he or … Continue reading

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“Softly and Tenderly,” Comfort for All

“Softly and Tenderly,” Comfort for All by Betty Mason Arthurs A hymn, written during the horse and buggy days of the 1800s, soared across time and space. It swept into the hearts of the audience of the 2017 Country Music … Continue reading

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Ten Quotes to Help You Accept Change…by ARHuelsenbeck

I hate change. When I like something, I want it to stay the same. Forever. J.D. Salinger, in The Catcher in the Rye, wrote: “Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick … Continue reading

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In the Meme Time: Hold On

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Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs

Diamond Ring and Christmas by Betty Mason Arthurs Christmas time brings both happy and painful memories. Today, I share one of a father’s love and his gift. A father kept a memorable gift tucked away in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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The Tides of Change

One of my favorite vacation places is the beach. There’s something soothing about the waves lapping the shore, the roar of the ocean, and the sun kissing my skin. The tide washes up new treasures every morning. It reminds me … Continue reading

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