Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I have been working on a post that introduces our family, to help you better understand who we are, if that is even possible.  However, in addition to the post taking much longer to write than I prefer, my schedule has been a bit overwhelming lately with preparations for an upcoming Chaplain Training  for Austin(…)

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Eggsellent (Non-Sugar) Easter Egg Fillers

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Those of you who know me or have read my blog know that my inclination leading up to Resurrection Sunday, normally would be to write a post about the true meaning of this holiday, drawing attention away from eggs and bunnies and focusing on my Friend and King, Jesus.  That is, of course, what I(…)

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Disaster Relief & Home Education

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As I reached the letter D in the blogging from A-toZ challenge, my mind drew a blank.  I enlisted help from my boys, who suggested topics like dumb, death, debt, and doubt etc.  Nothing sounded appealing in the least.  Then all of a sudden the word disaster landed in my exhausted brain.  That’s it I(…)

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Change: How Do You Deal With It?

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How do you view change?  Do you thrive on it?  Do you love variety in life?  Do you dread it?  Do you avoid it?  Do you just flow with it?  How do you feel when things change in your life?  Some people adjust to change more quickly than others.  Some people crave change, to the(…)

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Baby Steps: Planning

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Have you ever had so much to do you didn’t know where to start?  Ever felt completely overwhelmed to the point of being incapacitated?   Take some deep breaths, maybe close your eyes.  Just breathe.  Grab your favorite beverage, some paper and a writing instrument.  Now, breathe deeply and pray.  Invite Holy Spirit into this time. (…)

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Abide That Your Joy May Be Full

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As I journey down the path titled  AD 2014 , I stumble upon the word, “abide” daily.  This morning a friend posted on Facebook, the words penned by Annie S. Hawks and Robert Lowry: I need Thee every hour, in joy or pain; Come quickly and abide, or life is in vain. I need Thee,(…)

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Spring Cleaning: The Heart of the Matter

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Normally when we think of Spring Cleaning we think of our homes. It is the time of year when we open the doors and windows of our homes to get rid of the musty smell built up over the long winter months.  We dust off the ceiling fans, scrub the baseboards, vacuum under furniture.   We(…)

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New Year’s Resolutions: Reading & Writing

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As I shared in my post New Year’s Resolutions, I set some goals, made some resolutions this year, unlike past years.  I also set out to accomplish these goals in a very different way than in the past.   I am learning to “Abide”.  In this I am attempting to live more intentionally in what Jesus(…)

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Laundry Leviathan

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My laundry habit used to look something like this: Pre-treat and sort (leave piles on floor for days until all laundry is completed much to the chagrin of my family : ) Wash (leave in washer until they sour/ re-wash/ repeat as necessary) Dry (then fluff in an attempt to get the wrinkles out after(…)

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Christmas Decorations Put Away

Christmas Decorations Put Away

Yes, I know New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Valentine’s Day,  and President’s Day have all come and gone since Christmas.  I am aware there is only one week left in February.  But it was in fact, just today that the last of my Christmas decorations finally found their way into their new home.  Though I(…)

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Looking Beyond the Surface: 100 Day Blog Challenge

Looking Beyond the Surface: 100 Day Blog Challenge

For about three years, I have attempted to blog to keep friends and family apprised of our lives and our various mission focuses.  Recently I decided to clean up my blog and relocate it in an attempt to “get serious” in communicating with others about our mission in life.   In the past I made no(…)

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Chocolate Valentine Kiss Recipe

Chocolate Valentine Kiss Recipe

The Tupperware funnel is perfectly shaped to make a Valentine chocolate “Kiss”. Honestly, I have never tried this recipe. However, this year I may attempt to engage my children in this activity. Ingredients: 12 oz. chocolate chips, melted 3 Tbs. butter, soften or melted 1 miniature marshmallow Cooking Spray, such as Pam Aluminum foil Strip(…)

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Valentine’s Day: A Change in Perspective

Valentine’s Day: A Change in Perspective

I spent many a holiday sad and lonely, deep in self-pity.  On Father’s Day, I grieved the absence of a father in my life.  On Valentine’s Day, I grieved the lack of someone in my life or was discontented with the state of romance in my current  relationship .   Whatever the holiday I found(…)

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

In the past, as the year came to an end, I resolved not to make New Year’s Resolutions.  I secretly admired my clever aversion of  real resolutions by creating one in which it was broken the moment it was spoken.  Thus fulfilling the cycle of making and breaking New Year’s resolutions all in one step.  (…)

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New Year’s Resolutions: Saying “Yes”

New Year’s Resolutions: Saying “Yes”

I wrote a general post about New Year’s Resolutions.  I published it here.  Then I lost not only that post but my entire site.   It happened at a good time, I suppose, since I am participating in a Blogathon this weekend.  At least all of those hours will count for something.  I literally spent the(…)

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