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Month: May 2012

Our Tattling Tonuge

Our Tattling Tonuge

Our shoes can say a lot about us, can’t they?  I look at the shoes which belong to my children and many things could be used to describe them.  My son’s shoes are more worn out than my daughters and it tells me that he plays rough and tough!  He is all boy and could care less what his shoes look like! They are just an object that make him run faster and jump higher, right? My daughter on the…

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Learning from the Word

Learning from the Word

I love it when reading the Word of God it seems to come alive.  I can picture the events taking place in my mind and I just don’t want to put my Bible down but rather finish the story! I gave up reading “pleasure” books back when I was in college.  I didn’t have much time to read pleasure books when I was in college because of all my other reading and I simply decided that I wouldn’t pick that…

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The Family Altar

The Family Altar

“Alright, it’s time to get ready for bed!” can be heard throughout the house.  The sound of little feet scurrying to the bedroom to get on pajamas accompanied with giggles or chatter can also be heard. The nightly routine has begun.  Getting ready for bed, brushing their teeth, and then we end the evening with Bible story time. Daddy sits down on one of the beds and our little ones scramble up beside him so they can get a good…

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Food For Thought

Food For Thought

I read an article over here today and it really made me think. I really am not a competitive person, but I know that I often compare myself to others and oftentimes I feel like a big fat failure because of it.  As a Christian mom my goal is to raise my children up in the way they should go.  (Prov. 22:6)  Yet sometimes I know that I can get sidelined by many distractions.  The Lord knows that in my…

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The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 4

The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 4

We got home later that afternoon and Chad informed me that we had a special date night planned that evening.  We got all spiffied up and he picked me up and off we went.  (He was staying with some friends of ours while visiting my family over Christmas). As we headed out I asked him if he knew where we were going.  Keeping in mind that he wasn’t from around these parts, I didn’t want him to get lost!  He…

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The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 3

The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 3

Over the next several weeks Chad and I enjoyed many dates.  We talked about everything under the sun and I found out those weeks ago when my roommates said my phone would keep ringing but I’d have no messages?  Ya, that was Chad 🙂  He kept calling my voicemail just to hear my voice.  Now isn’t that sweet?  Also he told me that the reason he had waited nearly a week to call me was because of some *advice* from…

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The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 2

The beginning of our Happily Ever After pt. 2

I couldn’t be quiet any longer.  I had a DATE!  It was time to be excited and I had to tell my best friend! “AMBER!” I tried to whisper but am sure it came out much louder than that….. My friend looked at me a little fuzzy, “Yes?” she asked. Feeling a bit giddy I said, “You are not going to believe what just happened!” Her interest perked  a bit more, “What?” Partly jumping up and and down I said,…

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The beginning of Our Happily Ever After

The beginning of Our Happily Ever After

In just a few weeks my hubby and I will celebrate another anniversary.  How is it that we have been married for 7 years already?  Goodness it’s gone quickly!  I thought I’d do a little “in the beginning of our happily ever after” for your enjoyment! Waaaaaaaaaay back when I was 16 my mom handed me a Focus on the Family magazine (do they still make those?) and in it was an article she thought I would be interested in. …

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Lessons From a Long Ago Legend

Lessons From a Long Ago Legend

Recently I was reading in 1 Samuel.  That story from long ago never ceases to encourage me and be used by God to teach me something. As I poured over the words a certain phrase stood out to me.  It was found in 1 Samuel 1:15b and it said, “but have poured out my soul before the LORD.”  The passage surrounding this text is about Hannah praying at the temple and the priest Eli thought she was drunk because though…

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