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13
Jul
2015

And That’s OK

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  I still have Easter decorations waiting to be put away…and that’s ok. I haven’t unpacked the last four boxes from when we moved in over a year ago…and that’s ok. There are projects yet to be sewn or glued together…and that’s ok. I haven’t lost those pesky last 5 pounds…and that’s ok. Most likely […]

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02
Jul
2015

My Kind of Freedom

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Freedom, Election, Christian, Religion, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting, Thanksgiving, Therapy

  Fourth of July has several meanings to different people.  Some people think it is just another day off of work; a government holiday.  Some people think it is a time to celebrate family and come together for BBQ dinners and lemonade refreshments.  Others celebrate the America that we know today with all the freedoms […]

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Grace Filled Marriage, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Marriage

Do you ever look  at your spouse and feel like you’re miles apart? You love them dearly, obviously, but just feel you need to re-connect? Here’s a Top Ten list of ways that I have learned and used to re-connect with my husband and wanted to share them with you!   Take time to laugh […]

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18
Jun
2015
I'm Still Learning, Family Matters, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Filled Marriage, Grace Based Parenting, Marriage, Love

  I have been married for over 13 years.  You’d think I’d have this whole “wife” thing down by now.   Last year I thought I had this down; I thought I knew everything there was to know about marriage, love, and also about my husband.  I thought we had a great life together, I […]

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08
May
2015
Grace based parenting, family matters, little pitchers have big ears

  “Little pitchers have big ears…” It’s a quote from a movie I once saw. It was regarding how an outsider noticed that a mother would say outlandish opinions of things right in front of her child and wonder why her child was so fearful of life.  Although the quote was meant for hushing certain […]

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30
Apr
2015
I am a Pile Queen, Jenny Gillespie, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting, Little House on the Freeway, Resources, Hurried Lifestyle, Rest

If you could see my house right now, you would see piles.  Neat piles, but none the less, still mountains of piles.  Rest assured I know exactly what each pile represents.  What I don’t know is how to attack each pile and when.  It seems as though time escapes me and I pass off my […]

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20
Jan
2015

Her Name was Joy

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joy, guardian angel, childhood depression

  Not many people can claim that they really believe in angels. Most people would say seeing is believing.  I am one of the few that can claim they believe. I believe because I have seen.   As some of you may have read in previous posts, I have battled with depression for quite a […]

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07
Jan
2015

Starting Out Simple

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new years resolutions, grace based parenting, family matters, jenny gillespie

  I am sure you are more acquainted with the saying “Starting Out Strong”…   However, that is just not me this year.   I am starting out with a messy and unorganized home, a sewing project 3 months behind, moving boxes still unpacked {from MARCH} and to top it all off; sick.   Usually […]

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30
Dec
2014
new years resolutions, resolutions, grace filled, new years, Family Matters, Jenny Gillespie, Dr. Tim Kimmel

{originally published in 2013}   I don’t know about you, but I am pretty hard on myself.  I set up these fantastic goals, mostly unrealistic, and then become annoyed, depressed, and angry with myself.  I have resolved to stop the cycle this year! Who is with me?!   I have decided to create Grace Filled […]

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28
Nov
2014

Anti-Black Friday To Do List

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black friday, family matters, grace based parenting

  1. Sleep in. 2. Enjoy a full breakfast with family and friends {didn’t we just eat?!} 3. Watch a parade and maybe a football game. 4. Take a nap. 5. Cherish the things in my life that can’t be bought in a store. 6. Think about taking out the Christmas tree to decorate. 7. […]

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