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Month: October 2015

Becoming Hospitable: WEEK 3

Becoming Hospitable: WEEK 3

Dinner time…. it comes every day and sometimes it still catches me off guard!  Maybe it has been a really busy day or maybe it is just because I have a lack of planning when it comes to meals.  Either way, I find myself scrounging in the cupboards looking for something to make!  As much as I would love to be a consistent meal planner, so often I am not and instead I rely on what is in my pantry…

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Becoming Hospitable: Week 2

Becoming Hospitable: Week 2

We were newly married and living in a shoe box of a home and we got this hair-brained idea to entertain!  One of the first people {aside from family} we entertained in our home was a missionary couple.  My husband and I had only been married a few short months but we were excited {and slightly terrified!}!  My husband had known this couple from before we had even met, but I had not yet met them.  I was a shy,…

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Becoming Hospitable: WEEK 1

Becoming Hospitable: WEEK 1

Friends, I have a confession.  I love HGTV. No way, you do too?!  Thank goodness I am not alone!  I have a particular interest in interior design, though it is something I still have much to learn about!  Beautifully decorated homes, especially those decked out for the holidays, makes me swoon!  There is just something about those twinkly lights, the garland, the red cranberries, oh man, it gets me every time!  Makes me feel so warm and cozy like I…

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Encouragement From the Right Source

Encouragement From the Right Source

And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6  I have been a blog reader for quite some time now and I have a few that I follow on a regular basis.  Some of them have marriage and parenting advice and then there are those with helpful…

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Trials Turned Into Blessings

Trials Turned Into Blessings

When I was a little girl, my passion for writing began.  I would scribble out book reports on a piece of notebook paper clipped to my small plastic lap desk.  Not because I had to, but because I really wanted to write.  As I grew I picked up my poetic pen and wrote poem after poem in a journal I had, writing was in my blood! I remember the first time my dad ever told me that if I worked hard,…

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