family gatherings

Which Word Wednesday: Conceit vs. Concept

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At our family gathering this past weekend, my brother-in-law and his girlfriend said they had a word quandary for me. We proceeded to have a delightful conversation about word usage and context. Afterward, I mentioned it would make a great feature . . . and here it is. This week’s…

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Thanksgiving Remembrance

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Unexpected Communion Small offerings for a Thanksgiving gathering Will it amount to warmth and welcome? Will guests be pleased to join us here? Candlelight and tidy home Chocolates scattered in a bowl Mulled cider with caramel Comfort foods, casseroles Many dishes yet to make as I hustle here and there….

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The Burden of Facades

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This week, I’ve tackled some overdue house cleaning and clutter purging. I love the purging, hate the cleaning. But both are necessary, so I’m trying to alternate between the two to keep up my motivation level. In addition to the need for both in the general sense, these tasks are…

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