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Thankfulness is a Lifestyle

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…not just a November thing. Sure I love Thanksgiving!  Pumpkin is one of my favorite foods, along with warm comfort treats like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and turkey.  Of course, that’s simply the meal.  More so, I love the gathering of people throughout our home, often orphans and widows, like the check out lady […]

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Eucharisteo

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This past weekend I went to a women’s retreat where I knew a handful of people and only a handful of people knew me.  I enjoyed the time with these women, met a few new ones, but did not feel responsible or guilty for not finding out the stories of the other 100 women in […]

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Thanks, Merci, Gracias

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Since the beginning of June, I’ve been “Reading the Bible in 90 Days.”  I’m currently in the book of Ezekiel, so, clearly I’ve missed the 90 day mark, ahem. This is supposed to be a post about thankfulness, a practice we do in our home on a regular basis, like “Top 10 of the Day” or […]

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History in Pictures

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Sweetheart!  20 years.  I wrote a “Husband List” before we even met and started dating.  It was 6 pages long.  No pressure, right?!  I think it was the “thing” to do in Christendom way back when, now hidden in a journal somewhere in the basement.   On it were things about integrity, […]

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On Any Given Day

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“We’re not keeping quiet, not on your life!  Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.  There’s far more here than meets the eye.  The things we see now are […]

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The "Golden" Years

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Santa Fe was good for me.  I drove down by myself because Jason was there for a week and I couldn’t get away that long.  At the library with a napless Ryan in tow,  I randomly chose Billy Graham’s book on CD, “Nearing Home”, “Heaven is for Real” by Burpo, and some Spanish lessons.  (*We’re […]

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When Dreams Come True

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Jason and I took Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University”class recently.  All I can say is literally every person should take this class at some point in their existence.  There would be no financial issues on this earth or in any government.  Just sayin’. That being said, one of our cash envelopes is set aside each […]

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Walking, Part 2

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My mom’s not a huge fan of crowds but she wanted to do this walk.  She didn’t want to stay for the closing ceremonies or anything like that.  She said walking together was her celebration, so that’s just what we did. Three generations, riding the Light Rail at the wee hours…HOW AWESOME DOES MY MOM […]

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My Shopping Cart is Full

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For a season, I hated grocery shopping.  Actually a couple different seasons. I hated it after Noah died. I hated it when we were near bankruptcy. I hated it when I felt fat or didn’t like myself, but would shop because I had to provide food for my family. Now I don’t hate it. I […]