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Sunset

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 […]

Finding Time to Read

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Photo Source: Nufkin It’s one thing to say, “I want to read more this year.” It’s an entirely other thing to do it. Unless we are intentional in where we focus our eyes and our attention, time will pass away, and we miss a lot of good things, including good reads. At the same time, […]

Something That Made Us Smile

Maybe I’m weird, but I thought this was a cute video.

7 Fun Date Night Ideas

paris heart frame

When we were younger,  we hung this photograph in our little studio apartment. Visitors were sure to comment, “Cool picture. Who’s the guy kissing Jessica?” We were dumb-founded that they thought we’d display a photo of me and another man embracing! didn’t recognize my husband, despite the long hair and Napoleon Bonapart coat. would admire […]

Redeeming the Days

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The little old lady in the grocery store is right. They grow up all too quickly. The days will slip away when you’re not looking. So what should we do? put down the magazine turn off the computer let the voice mail get it ignore the tweets Instead…. take a walk play a game ride […]

So Thankful for My Family Man

As you know, last week I went out of town for four days. It was the longest time that I had been away from my husband and children. And truth be told, despite my fancy info sheet, I didn’t do the best job at setting my family up for success. Meals were not easy to put together, […]

Bookin’ It: How to Find a Good Read

Earlier in the month, I shared with you how I’m on a journey to read more real, live books in 2010. Many of you shared your reading plans for the year. I found more interesting books to add to my list. Yeah! It’s never too late to join in, so I thought I’d throw this […]

Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

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I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]