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Booking It – Join the Club!

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This year we’re Booking It. A group of us are agreeing to read good books this year and to share what we discover with each other. If you’d like to join us, check out the details to this online book club that features flexibility for those who want to do their own thing as well […]

Be Like The Flowers of the Field – Don’t Worry

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photo source Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. […]

Attend a Conference Just for Moms

There are conferences and conventions for every profession. But there are few that I know of that address the most noble of professions. Two years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Mom Heart Conference and it was a wonderfully refreshing time for me as a mom. My friend Jessika and I got to […]

Booking It in 2011

Books

Are you ready to get reading? I had a great time reading with you last year. It was a great encouragement to me to make sure I had my nose out of the computer and into a book. Your recommendations were some of the best ever. My family and I are richer as a result […]

All Good Gifts (Frugal Friday)

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Photo Source Frugal Friday has been the source of much money saving advice for quite some time. We talk money, debt, gifts, making ends meet. We talk about how to save and how to acquire. We talk about not falling behind and about getting ahead. And, yet, as Christmas approaches, just a few hours away, […]

An Easy Way to Make A Buche de Noel or Yule Log Cake for Christmas

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Many years ago, almost twenty, I spent a year in France as an exchange student. I adopted a family — or they adopted me — to call my own. I lived in a different French city, but thanks to mutual acquaintances, we connected and my life was changed. I don’t think I would have experienced […]

A New Look at Jesus’ Birth

The other day, my friend Joy shared this video. (She always finds good stuff, by the way. She’s brilliant.) And I wanted to share this with you. If you know how facebook works, it will make more sense. But, I found it an interesting look at Mary and Joseph and the Birth of Jesus. Definitely […]

The Ultimate To Do List Completed

My Christmases have varied over the years. I am stunned that this is my 17th Christmas as a married woman. FishPapa and I have seen a lot over those seasons: sickness, health, richer, poorer. One thing has stayed constant — who God is. The following post was written two years ago when we were reeling […]