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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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06
Jan
2015
happy new year, resolutions, grace based parenting, family matters, michelle Hutchison

Happy “No” Year   “This is going to be my year, I just know it!”   Last time I said this, I ended up having one of the roughest years of my life. I lost a dear friend, had a couple of mini-health crises, and ended up on the doorstep of what I was sure […]

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dust storm, haboob, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters, Grace based parenting

{originally published in 2011} There are a couple of events that happen in our home each year that consistently make our highlight reel. The dinner we sponsored this past Tuesday is one of them. But this time, it will stand out for a completely different reason. One of the priorities we wanted to embed into […]

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24
Dec
2014
Taming the Christmas Crazies

{originally published in 2012}   Whose ideas was it anyway to cram 365 days worth of glad tidings, good cheer, shopping, baking and entertaining into the month of December? Can we point the finger at Martha Stewart? Wal-Mart? Or people like us who love the holly jolly idea on paper?  Yes to all three. We […]

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19
Dec
2014
parenting, mother son relationship, grace based parenting, Family matters

  At the insisting of my son, I walked outside. I was quickly handed a bat and, because I’m perceptive like that, I understood that I was to join him in a game of baseball. We took turns placing the ball on the tee and swinging the bat. Lefty. Righty. Bothy. It didn’t matter.  Our […]

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16
Dec
2014

The Christmas Bell

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The Christmas Bell

The Birth of Jesus Changed Everything! Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! - II Cor. 9:15 THE BELL I KNOW WHO I AM I am God’s child (John 1:12) I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 ) I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17) I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20) […]

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11
Dec
2014
Christmas Songs

{originally published in 2012}   I have been told more than once to stop singing CHRISTmas songs. Shocking, yes! Not quite so shocking when you realize I have been told that during the months of March, June and September. CHRISTmas time seems to just automatically fill me with joy, hope and peace. The entire month […]

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Christmas crafts, Family Matters, Pinterest, Grace Based Parenting

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer” It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Let’s celebrate with some Christmas time crafts!  You can find even more wonderful ideas on our Family Fun-ness board on our Pinterest page!       […]

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innkeeper, christmas, family matters, grace

  Christmas is ahead of us, and I feel like I need to speak out on a very important issue. It’s time for this “War on Christmas” to be over. No, I’m not talking about keeping Christ in Christmas, (or, if you will, keeping the X in Xmas.) It is time to stop despising the […]

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no social media

{originally published in 2012}   Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy […]

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