Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

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 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake. To create your own Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake, you will need: one boxed cake mix, prepared according to package directions small Pyrex bowl 10×10 inch square pan frosting of your choice (I made a buttercream and tinted it with a […]

Your Expectations of You: Something’s Got to Give

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It would seem that sometimes we women are our own worst enemies. We set these goals and standards for ourselves that really no one else is imposing on us. Sometimes we think we should do something a certain way because someone else – a friend, a mom in playgroup, the pastor’s wife, the team mom […]

Making St Patrick’s Day Meaningful and Fun

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Photo source: Family Fun Magazine Many people think of St Patrick’s Day and images of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows come to mind. And those are certainly fun, don’t get me wrong. But, there’s so much more to the patron saint of Ireland than meets the eye — or has been related through modern […]

Productive Procrastination: Just Do SOMETHING!

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I have always struggled with procrastination. In college, I was notorious for leaving my paper writing until the night before it was due. Finals? Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter on those, too. One habit I developed at the time was what I like to call, productive procrastination. Sure, I may have had a paper to […]

Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Sarah and me, France 1992 Today is Sarah’s birthday. We knew one another in college. We spent a year in France together as exchange students. Forever getting herself into hilarious situations, Sarah could make me laugh like no one else as she recounted her mishaps in a humorous, self-effacing way. She had a gift for […]

How to Survive a Shopping Trip with Children in Tow

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Last week I decided that we needed to get out of the house — all of us. Normally I go shopping by myself. But, it had been off and on raining, and I, personally, was suffering from cabin fever. Plus, I had quizzed everyone on the way to church one Sunday about all the clothes […]

Bookin’ It in 2010: The March Update


Reading is a way to gain knowledge, to travel to distant times and places, to exercise your reason or your imagination. Reading moves us – to action or to tears. Reading is a means of growing and learning. In fact, reading is a way of life. Words matter and they are everywhere we turn. And […]

God Bless You!


One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]