The Chocolate/Jesus Dilemma

When life’s got you nostrils flaring, saying all the cuss words, and adding in “and another thing is” frustrated, what’s your go-to comfort? Now, I’ll pause here. Let me define comfort. The first definition of comfort on Definition.com is: to soothe in time of affliction or distress. Is it just me who finds the definition … Continue reading The Chocolate/Jesus Dilemma

Recipe to Not Be Afraid

For me, sending a Christmas card, of our new blended family, tops the charts for challenging. This has me wondering: do you have beautiful, but unusual or tender circumstances you struggle to celebrate? Sharing good news in our lives can be so much harder than expected. Because what’s possible on the other side of that … Continue reading Recipe to Not Be Afraid

Self Five

Have you taken a moment to thank your Past Self today? I worked with a woman who did. Searching through a set of files, she’d discover some random, but now useful, piece of design from previous years, and say, “Thank you, Past Loralyn, for saving that.” Past Loralyn? Past Self? I loved this. Flash forward … Continue reading Self Five

The Cussing of Christmas

Christmas season – a time of twinkle lights, candy canes, presents, Christmas songs, and so much cussing. Or is that just me? On the off chance you too celebrate the season, and simultaneously feel overwhelmed by the demand, the noise, the expectations, and the almost-steroid-induced-like frenzy so many of us reach over shopping for the … Continue reading The Cussing of Christmas