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August Birthdays and The Week Ahead

by SomeGirl on August 15, 2011 · 9 comments

So, I’m curious… did you spend a little extra time with anyone special over the weekend? I had a wonderful time at my mother-and-father-in-love’s house for Sunday lunch celebrating all of our family’s August birthdays (including mine which is coming soon). :) I really enjoy my time with them and particularly enjoy my time with […]

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Ahhh… My sweet friends, I can’t tell you how much I’ve needed this time to sit down, unwind, light a candle, sip on a warm cup of “calm” tea and chat with you! It’s been a long weekend and I’ve let my focus slip from my new found purpose in parenting, back to my old […]

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I went into my laundry room yesterday to tackle the never ending, always growing, pile of laundry. It’s been big before, but not this big (must have been our five days away and three days of recovering). As I looked at the pile and breathed a deep sigh, my thoughts swirled around how much laundry […]

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Seventy Times Seven (The Ropes That Had Bound Me)

by Guest blogger on January 21, 2011 · 9 comments

Guest post by Patti {Becoming Joyful}) Credit I have been enjoying reading the gospel of Matthew so much this month. The new treasures waiting to be discovered in such familiar words never fail to amaze me. My children have been asking me to read Matthew aloud to them, so as we sit at the breakfast […]

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The dishwasher hums in the distance. The TV plays in the other room. The ornaments are down. The only CHRISTmas decorations left out are the ones that truly count or take a little more effort to put away… A few nativity scenes, two trees pointing toward God with their natural beauty and a couple of […]

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Yesterday, on our way back from dropping my oldest one off at enrichment classes, my littlest one and I were listening to his favorite music CD. It’s full of songs like Old McDonald, The Wheels On The Bus, and Yankee Doodle Dandy. It also has some lesser known songs about seasons and colds… At the […]

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