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February Love

Posted by on February 6, 2017

Welcome to my blog for an uncharacteristically short post on 5 things to love about February! (Prepare yourself for exclamation point overload now!)

5. January’s over!
Yippeee! (Sorry, all you lovers of the first month. I kind of just buckle up, hang on, and wait for this one to be over. It feels like a real cause for celebration when I turn that calendar page to February.)

4. Only 10 months until Christmas rolls around again!
Yes, I DO start my Christmas countdown this early. The anticipation is half the joy of celebrating my favorite time of year. (Stop judging. I’m no where near the only person who does this!)

3.  A new blog header!
Isn’t it cute? I painted it myself because my favorite artist (that would be my sister, Elizabeth Plath) wouldn’t do it for me. Perhaps I should consider paying her…Stay tuned to see if she helps me out in March.

2. Chicken Soups galore!
chicken-soup-for-the-soul-curvy-confident-9781611599657_lgcss random actsOkay, it’s really only three, but I’m still excited to share my latest publications. I have one story in the book Random Acts of Kindness and two in Curvy and Confident. With all the kind people I know it was easy to write a story about one of the members here at our church who helped me learn how to garden. As for the other two, well, let’s just say sometimes it pays to be, a-hem, curvy. If you’d like a copy of either of these books, you can find them on Amazon. I’d also be happy to hook you up with one. Just let me know!

1. And my most favorite thing about February is LOVE.
True love, real love, forever love. In other words, God’s love for each one of us. He didn’t just say it, or send flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or gifts, He gave us His own Son. His love, found simply stated in this beautiful passage, is the inspiration for this month’s header.“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Never forget that you are SO LOVED.

Happy February!

6 Responses to February Love

  1. Cathy C. Hall

    So love this post and this header and the exclamation marks and you! ♥

    • Debra

      Awww, thanks, Cath. I thought of you with every exclamation point…threw a few extra in just for you, too. :)

  2. Eileen Tiefel

    Oh, Deb — your package arrived today and I stopped EVERYTHING to tear it open and read your latest contributions!! And, might I add, I was not disappointed!! They just made my day! Thank you so much!! I LOVE these Chicken Soup for the Soul books!! Keep up the good work!!!! xo

    • Debra

      Yay! I’m glad the books made it there. I was reading through some of the other stories and was really enjoying them. It’s fun to open one and read a few stories now and then. Thanks for leaving a comment, Mom. <3

  3. Ann Duncan

    Congrats on the new published works and the beautiful heart-felt header! I’m sure your sister gave you an A.
    Love you, Pastor, and your wonderful family.
    Curvy women rock!
    January is too long; it goes on and on. February is nice and short!

  4. Debra

    Thank you, Ann! It’s always so nice to hear from you. We sure love you and Bill, too, and really miss you both. The kids and I were just talking today about how winter is starting to feel long right about now, but you’re right, February is a short one. I already feel like it’s cruising by a little too fast! Of course, you are probably getting ready for Spring any day now. I think we’ll have to wait a little longer up here. :)

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