Milk and Donuts

Have you ever taken a second to really look at how the dairy aisle has changed? Oat, plant based, coconut, almond, and soy milk all sit competitively near skim, whole, and chocolate cartons. This is a lactose brawl waiting to happen, may the best coupon win. Most of these options are lost on me, I’ve never been a fan of milk, dating back to childhood. Usually I just grab a big ...

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Identity

It seems like 2019 has started with a theme: Identity. From church sermons to songs we are playing, our identity and where we get our identity keeps coming up. Sometimes our identity gets confused with what we do. I’m a teacher, a cook, a business owner, an administrative assistant, a doctor, a radio personality – insert your job here – but that’s not really who we are. How do I know ...

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Encouragement

Do you love encouraging sayings? I do too! I’m a champ at reposting them on social media hoping to encourage someone else! Some of my favorites… “If it is to be, it is up to me”! “Winners get up one more time than they get knocked down”! “Impossible or I’m Possible?” These little shots of positivity can really pick you up! They give you that little ray of hope when things seem at their ...

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Wish

I was walking through the lobby of The Fish and heard someone sobbing, a woman leaning over our receptionist’s desk was reading a Christmas Wish that her friend submitted for her. The wish asked for the necessary funds to adopt a little girl she had been fostering for years. This woman thought she was coming for a possible job interview, instead her life changed in a different way, thanks to ...

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I have always loved Christmas music. There’s just something about those joyful songs that can bring out the holiday cheer in me. As a teen, I remember my buddy and I would start listening to Christmas music as early as July some years!  As I got into radio and began playing Christmas music 24/7, my enthusiasm waned some – but it still holds a special place in my heart.  Especially ...

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It’s A Wonderful Life

My absolute favorite Christmas Movie is the Frank Capra classic, It’s A Wonderful Life.  It may be my favorite anytime movie, too, why? There is a weird duality with Christmas, overwhelming joy and family time, but for some it is the most depressing time of the year.  It was for George Bailey.  Through trials of life and circumstance, he thought it would have been better if he had never been born.  ...

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Christmas Wish

Fish Christmas Wishes are moments where God shows up an incredible way. After years of having the privilege of sharing this special program with Fish listeners  I have seen first hand time and time again God's love in action. The stories are rich and plentiful and the  resourcefulness and generosity, incredible. For this program, people find wishes to grant. Offices, small groups, individuals, the participants are lovingly varied. I’ve witnessed families who, ...

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Scars

Do you have any scars?  I have too many to count.  What's funny, most of them are the result of living life big - having fun.  Like the one on the top of my foot from an incident at the lake when I was a little girl.  Or the one on my thigh from mountain biking while on vacation in Colorado.  Or the scar on my calf from a road ...

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Hope

What I learned from Hallmark Christmas Movies: Ok, I’ll be really honest – when I heard the Hallmark Channel was going to start 24/7 Christmas movies on Saturday OCTOBER 27, I did two things:  1.) I rolled my eyes nearly out of my head! And 2.)  I immediately called my husband, Greg, because he LOVES these things.  And yes, I have given him some good-natured grief about his love of the ...

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Appreciate Your Pastor!

If you’re a parent, and especially a parent of multiple children, you know what an exhausting, thankless job it can be. It seems like someone’s always upset, complaining, or just plain whining about something. And it almost seems like the kids get together and coordinate their timing so you don’t get much of a rest period. But hopefully, at least one day a year when Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day ...

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