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Some People

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt. Luke 18:9 The italics are mine, and I am “some people.” self-righteous: convinced of one’s own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic. contempt: the feeling… Read More Some People

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Birthday Gifts: Part 2

Here’s a better view of those Topo Chico bottles-turned-drinking-glasses. Aren’t they great? What a cool gift. I just love seeing them in my cabinet. I love that the “cut” is just above the textured part of the bottle giving them a bit of a decorative flair. And that green tint? Perfect. While I was uploading… Read More Birthday Gifts: Part 2

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Birthday Gifts: Part 1

“What do you want to do for your birthday, Mom?”  With Robert typically gone to Texas and Oklahoma for the first two weeks of January, my kids are usually left with the burden responsibility of “making mom’s birthday special” on their own. I kind of hate that. I love special days and gifts, but I… Read More Birthday Gifts: Part 1

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Said Goodbye Again, But Not Without A Pic This Time

It’s a new season of family life around here.  I realized that again over the holidays when I was trying to create our annual Christmas card and discovered I had not even ONE photo of our whole family together from the previous year.  So, taking family photos was a top priority for the four weeks… Read More Said Goodbye Again, But Not Without A Pic This Time

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Baked Some Cookies, Had A Party, Read a Story, Made Some Gifts…

 This morning had me up early and in the shower for two purposes: getting myself clean and scrubbing the tile.  I learned this whole clean-the-shower-while-you-are-in-the-shower trick from my friend Tamyra in Oklahoma.  Always multi-tasking.  Always. And the reason I want a super-clean bathroom is because in just a few short hours my littlest nephew will… Read More Baked Some Cookies, Had A Party, Read a Story, Made Some Gifts…

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Memorial Day ~ Remembering My Poppy

(A re-posting from 2011 to remember a man who loved his country and me.)  Spring always reminds me of my grandfather.  His birthday was on the first day of spring, and even though he’s been gone nearly 11 years now, I still write his name on March 20 every January when I sit down to… Read More Memorial Day ~ Remembering My Poppy

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W.A.L.K.I.N.G. with Beth

A much anticipated and worked-for weekend finally arrived last Friday.  A year ago, my sweet friend, Karla, invited me to join her in participating in Beth Moore’s Scripture Memory Challenge. The goal was to hide the Word in our hearts by memorizing 24 Bible verses over the course of the year.  The accountability was having… Read More W.A.L.K.I.N.G. with Beth

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Not Just a Gift…..A Treasure

(Cover photo taken by my sister, Melissa, on a coffee/tea date to the Esselon Cafe here in MA!) You know life is good and you are loved when you are still celebrating your 40th birthday five months after the actual date! And to think…I thought it was all over after the amazing trip to NYC… Read More Not Just a Gift…..A Treasure

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Avocado Avalanche

Been meaning to post this one for awhile. I received another care package of avocados a few weeks back! So exciting. The return address was San Antonio, TX and there was a nice note inside telling me to enjoy them – but no name. It didn’t take me too long – a quick email –… Read More Avocado Avalanche

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Be Careful What You Ask For

The doorbell rang yesterday, and the kids received the mail and this package from our mailman. They brought it to me, and I saw that it was from my friend Christy in Oklahoma. It was fairly heavy for a small package, and I went through a mental list of what it could possibly be. (I… Read More Be Careful What You Ask For