In the Sharing, I Find Healing

LifeConfetti is not just a hobby.
It is a way to share my heart.
And in sharing, I find healing.

I love the fall season!

I had a great time putting together October and November’s LifeConfetti bags; and I embraced fall themes for the contents of the bags as well as in the presentation. You know the LifeConfetti bags have to be pretty, right?

Seriously, a lot of love goes into these bags every month.

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Lessons from the Porch Swing

I was 14 when Grandma passed away on that summer day in late August. We spent a few days at my grandparents house, and just got home when my Grandpap called. We assumed he called to make sure we got home safely. I remembered standing in the kitchen, looking at my Mom, as she heard the news. She told me what happened. I couldn’t believe it.

My Grandma was sitting on the porch swing when we left just a couple hours earlier. I realized I forgot my sunglasses and we were just streets away, so my Mom turned around to go back. She parked in the driveway, while I ran up to the house.

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Unraveled…

I still had the rainbow patchwork blanket Mom crocheted me that covered my bed as a teenager, but my favorite blanket is a pink one Mom made when I had cancer the first time.  I took that blanket with me to every chemo treatment and wrapped myself in her love. Over the years, she crocheted blankets for my kids, family members, friends, and even strangers donating her creative gifts and her time for charitable organizations.  I was not sure what it was about those blankets, but they were ‘magical’.

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This Little Light of Mine

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. 

(John 1:5)

We were away for the weekend, tagging along with my husband on a work trip to Ocean City, Maryland. Since it was mid-October, we didn’t expect a typical summer beach day; but we were pleasantly surprised with a glorious sunny day when we arrived. The sky was blue. The waves were mesmerizing. The beach was practically empty too. We sat on the beach, looked out at the waves, and took it all in.

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Seasonal Shift

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

 

It was that time of year again…

Fall.

It seemed like summer was going to hang around forever; but the weather outside and the date on my calendar were finally in sync.  Cooler weather arrived, just in time, on the first day of autumn.

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A Serving of Grace

“Hurry up and get changed. We were supposed to be there 15 minutes ago!”

There was never enough time…

“I’m sorry. I can’t read two stories tonight. Pick your favorite. I have laundry and I have to mop the floor”.

I was stretched way too thin …

“Tomorrow I am going to do better. Tomorrow I am not going to yell. Tomorrow I am going to be prepared so things aren’t as hectic.”

So many broken promises …

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Guest Post: My Dad & I, by Joni Leimgruber

This is something new for LifeConfetti.

A GUEST POST.

I want you to meet Joni Leimgruber.

LifeConfetti is featuring this raw, emotional blog post about the complicated relationship between father and daughter, written by Joni.  Please read these words straight from her heart, and then check out her blog to read more.

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