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Advent 2017

I am soaking in and thoroughly embracing advent this year and I am finishing this post even though I wanted to publish it 2 weeks ago. Life has this funny way of going in ways that we didn’t anticipate and throw 10 people into one house and everyone’s ideas of what needs to be done […]

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1000 Gifts
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Homemaking

Thanksgiving

It’s the week of Thanksgiving! One of my favorite times of the year.  It feels like each year the world wants us to rush past this week. Halloween gives way straight to Christmas. But I find myself wanting to hold back the rush and just savor this week. To me it is a time of […]

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Faith
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Observing Lent

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;     remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes; cease to do evil,     learn to do good; seek justice,     correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless,     plead the widow’s cause.  “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet,     they shall be […]

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Faith
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Homemaking

Advent 2014

Do you have visions of who you think you and your family are and then the reality of the life you actually live? The last couple of years this has really been a struggle for me especially as our kids have grown older and our lives have gotten busier and more complicated. Advent has become […]

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Advent Daily Scripture Readings 2013

Here is our list of verses for Advent this year. Week One: Prophecy  1. Isaiah 11:1-5 & John 8:12 2. Isaiah 9:2-6 3 Deuteronomy 18:15-19 4. Jeremiah 23:5-6 5. Isaiah 7:10-14 6. Malachi 3:1 7. Isaiah 42:1-9   Week Two: Bethlehem  8. Micah 5:2 9. Isaiah 53:1-12 10. Isaiah 19: 19-25 11. Isaiah 40:9-11 12. Isaiah 61:1-3 13. Isaiah […]

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Advent: Refocusing on Christ during the Christmas Season

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” As the days grow shorter and the world draws us into a mad pursuit of purchasing the right gifts for every person we know while running […]

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Thanksgiving 2011

This year I am so thankful that my girls are getting big enough to be a great help preparing our Thanksgiving Feast!   Here is this year’s menu (partially for my own reference): Roasted Turkey from Smockity Frocks This is similar to the Alton Brown version I usually make except you cook it at 500 […]

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Christmas Celebration

Some friends of ours invited us to attend the Christmas Program at Phoenix First Assembly of God last night. This production is at a Mega-Church—I have never been to a church this huge! I can only imagine the thousands of people that must attend this church. It took 1500 people to put on the production.  […]

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