It’s not enough to avoid bad influences. You have to surround yourself with better ones.
I’m not sure how I feel about Katie finding the best shell, seeing as how she is from Toledo. Perhaps this is beginner's luck.
We have fallen in and out of love a hundred times, and we have seen the peaks and the valleys, from the sublime to the ridiculous. And we always come back to that covenant we have made and kept.
So we light the candles as the shadows deepen, and mark off the calendar as the days lengthen. It’s the Babe of Bethlehem that we long for, for God to come and dwell with us.
We enjoy preparing good food for others. As it turns out, we enjoy preparing it for ourselves too. Few things elicit gratefulness as much as good food, thoughtfully prepared.