Amy Rees Anderson

Happy New Years – Be Sure To Make Your 2021 Goal Poster!

I can honestly say that 2020 has felt like the longest year EVER!  It’s crazy how normal 2020 started and how quickly everything changed by March.  And as quickly as everything changed in the world it seemed to slow to a near halt. Time went by so slowly this year…it honestly feels like we’ve lived

To Walk Where He Walked

Ten years ago this week I was in Israel with my husband and two kids. We were there to visit the places where Jesus Christ had lived. It was an amazing experience to visit the place where He was born, grew up, and died, and it was incredibly special to be doing it the week

A Reminder of Everything Good About Christmas

Forty years ago tomorrow, December 21, 1980, my favorite Christmas movie of all time, “Mr. Kruegar’s Christmas” starring Jimmy Stewart as Mr. Kruegar aired for the first time. I was only nine years old when it aired, but even as a nine year old I appreciated the touching story of Mr. Willy Krueger, a widowed

Free Up Space On Your Plate For Joy!

Today I had a full plate….a ridiculously full plate. And not the yummy kind of full plate of holiday fudge and Christmas cookies (I wish!), I’m talking about the far less pleasant kind of full plate filled with all kinds of must-do’s that were time-sensitive (the worst kind of to-dos). So I dug in and

Cut Yourself A Little Slack, Will Ya?

Note to self:  December is NOT the month to have not felt well.  I knew when I was under the weather at the beginning of the month that I was falling way behind on my preparations for Christmas by staying in bed, but believing I am actually Wonder Woman I told myself not to worry

The Fastest Way To Regain Balance

Returning from Thanksgiving I was exhausted. I told myself it was just exhaustion from having had several weeks of sleepless nights prior to the trip, combined with the the drama of dealing with a myriad of problems while on the trip (such as the kids and grandkids flight getting cancelled, the redeye rebookings to a

Step One: Admitting You Have A Problem

Remember the days when you got a sniffle and you didn’t immediately jump to thinking you might have a deadly virus…I really miss those days.   It’s impossible not to let your mind run wild these days as soon as you feel a little off. Some days I wonder if the fears associated with the pandemic

Including Lost Loved Ones In Your Holiday Celebration

Losing a loved one hurts a lot. It’s a pain that never really goes away, it just becomes a little more bearable as time goes on. And while I am grateful that my religious beliefs are that we will see our loved ones again someday in the eternities, there is still the hurts of missing

The Light of Hope Still Shines, Even in 2020

With the craziness of traveling to Washington DC over the Thanksgiving holiday and returning home and immediately jumping on an all day zoom session of meetings and then speaking on a panel at a University, I hadn’t even noticed that the month of December had begun… Then I saw that I’d gotten a text from

Worth The Effort

Normally for Thanksgiving I host my family and extended family at my home for dinner, but because my Mom and Dad have to stay isolated this year there wasn’t a dinner planned. So my husband and I decided we’d take our kids to Virginia to spend Thanksgiving with two of my brothers and their families.  



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