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“Ode to Joy”

What we can learn about Joy when considering Beethoven, who was never able to physically hear his "Ode to Joy" in performance || rebekahmhallberg.com

In a house of pianists, I listen to a lot of classical music. At least two of my kids, and possibly all three, have played some variation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy". Regardless of whether they play a beginner version or a more advanced version, I am always amazed by the joy that I feel when … [continue]

The Loft-Christmas Traditions

The Loft - Christmas Traditions linkup. Tell us your favorite Christmas tradition(s) || rebekahmhallberg.com

 This week we’re sharing Christmas traditions. I can’t wait to read what everyone has to share – join us?  The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer   This Week’s Topic: “Christmas Traditions” (Tell us how you celebrate this rich holiday.) Next Week – The Loft will be taking a 2-week […]

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The Loft – Best of 2014

The Loft - Christmas Traditions linkup. Tell us your favorite Christmas tradition(s) || rebekahmhallberg.com

 This week we’re sharing our “best” of 2014.  The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer   This Week’s Topic: “Potluck: Best of 2014″ (Link up your best post of 2014. “Best” is defined loosely!) Next Week’s Topic: “Christmas Traditions” (Tell us how you celebrate this rich holiday.)   About #TheLoft […]

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Nothing Can Hold Back Hope

Nothing can hold back Hope - not even the darkness || rebekahmhallberg.com

A year ago, I stood looking ahead at uncertainty, filled with fear. I want to take a look back at what I’ve learned this year, and try to share some of the precious truths with you. This has been my year of hope – because nothing, nothing, can hold back hope! I’ve learned that hope […]

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The Loft – 2014 In Review

The Loft - Christmas Traditions linkup. Tell us your favorite Christmas tradition(s) || rebekahmhallberg.com

 2014 in review – What have you learned this year? What is something you’d like to share with us? This week is your opportunity!  The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer This Week’s Topic: “2014 in Review” (We are getting introspective this week. Share the greatest lesson of 2014 or […]

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The Loft Gives Thanks

The Loft - Christmas Traditions linkup. Tell us your favorite Christmas tradition(s) || rebekahmhallberg.com

 Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Loft! This week, The Loft gives thanks!  The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer   This Week’s Mystery Topic is…. (drum roll) Well, seeing it is Thanksgiving week, we want to actually GIVE THANKS. So this week, we are playing Thanksgiving Tag! […]

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When Life is Short

When Life is Short - reflections on the questions we, as parents, don't want to have to answer || rebekahmhallberg.com

I started to write a different post earlier today – maybe that one will be for another day. After today, though, this is my time to process my thoughts. You see, life is short and that reminder has been driven home in several ways the past few weeks. Tonight, though, I was reminded to love […]

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Thanksgiving at The Loft

The Loft - Christmas Traditions linkup. Tell us your favorite Christmas tradition(s) || rebekahmhallberg.com

 This week, we’re talking about anything related to Thanksgiving at The Loft. Join us? Come and link up, or come and just be encouraged! The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer   This Week’s Topic: “Thanksgiving” (Food, traditions, an essay or video, or your own gratitude list. Maybe we will […]

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3 Tips for Heartfelt Thanksgiving

3 Tips for Heartfelt Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us again – a beautiful time to reflect and consider all our many blessings. Thanksgiving is celebrated on just one day – one day that we also focus on family, food, football, and … pie.  But if you’re like me, you’d like to make thanksgiving a way of the heart – a […]

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The Loft – Favorite Fall Recipes

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  The Loft is open, come on up!   Graphic by Kerry Messer   This Week’s Topic: “Fall Recipes” (Yum!) Get a running start on Next Week’s Topic: “Thanksgiving” (Food, traditions, an essay or video, or just your own gratitude list. Maybe we’ll find some new ideas to incorporate into our celebration this year!) About […]

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