UB of the Week

A long while ago, when I updated the name of my blog to Unexpected Blessings, I started “UB of the Week.” I got away from sharing that weekly and it’s time to reinstate it, since this theme very much drives my purpose for blogging. I will bring it to you on Friday or Saturday, as … [Read more…]

The Secret to Meal Planning

One of the “weekly chores” that I have come to enjoy over the last few years is cooking the meals. My spouse and I divided the household chores and I had no problem with grocery shopping and cooking if it meant I didn’t have to clean the bathroom or do the dishes! It may have only … [Read more…]

Why I write

I am participating in a 7-day blogging challenge and Day #1 is to share my manifesto, as in, “Why I write”. Eight years ago, I wrote this in my first ever blog post: “Perhaps I am being a follower, but reading other people’s blogs has inspired me to create my own. I like to write, and … [Read more…]

Remembering Joy

This past week, I played handbells for the first time in three years….THREE YEARS. This is kind of a big deal. My history with musical instruments isn’t very consistent. I loved piano lessons in elementary school, but as I got older, other activities became priorities (and now I wish I would have stuck with it). I … [Read more…]

A Tale of Two Halves

I was watching football this weekend (and there have been some great playoff games) and began thinking about the correlation between the first half of a football game and the first half of my 2016. The first half of a sporting event is often filled with anticipation and excited energy. Things may start off a … [Read more…]