Pumpkin Carving 2008

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Pumpkin Carving 2008

Every year we gather up all our pumpkins and search for the coolest designs and get to work. Typically it is Pat and I doing all the work, but the kids love seeing the designs come out on the pumpkins and then the real excitement of lighting them outside. For me, it is all about…

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What I Love

Lately I have been thinking about things that I LOVE! The things that just bring joy to my life. I think it is easy to think about the things we hate (house cleaning, smoking) and spend our time focusing on them. Instead, I thought it would be fun really think about those things I LOVE…

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Review: I Know This Much Is True

On the morning of October 12, 1990, my twin brother Thomas entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut, public library, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable…This is a story of alienation and connection, devastation, and renewal, at once joyous, heartbreaking,…

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Review: The Safety of Secrets by Delaune Michel

“Now we’re just alike.” So Begins Fiona and Patricia’s friendship that warm autumn morning in first grade in Lake Charles, Louisiana, their bond forged ever closer by Fiona’s abusive mother and Patricia’s neglectful one. Their relationship is a source of continuity and strength through their move to LA to become actresses; through Fiona’s marriage and…

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Final Days of Giving

So, my final days of giving were days spent with friends and family. On Friday I spent the evening with my friend Tammy having a girls night out. We had such a great time, but fortunately I was more of the receiver because Tammy treated me for my recent birthday. But, while we were out,…

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The Secret Life of Bees

I read this book quite awhile ago and truly enjoyed the book. Then on Friday, I went to the movie. WOW! If you loved the book, you will truly love the movie. Usually my typical line is “The book is always better than the movie”, but this time I think both were equally fabulous. The…

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Still Giving: Days 5, 6, and 7

On Tuesday I spent the afternoon with my family and husband’s family watching our nephew play football. On Wednesday, I did the same thing I do every Wednesday. I attend a Bible Study called BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). Every Wednesday morning I go early and watch a few children while the leaders pray before we…

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Giving days 3 and 4

How’s the giving going for you? Is it easier than you thought? Yesterday we went to church, so it was easy to write a check and give to the church. We also had friends over in the afternoon, sharing food and fellowship with eachother. This summer I was in charge of our Vacation Bible School…

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my giving days 1 and 2

I have begun the 10 DAY GIVE! So far, nothing that I have given is earth shattering or huge on any level…but I haven’t really gone anywhere to do anything big. Yesterday, I took time to sit down and play my daughter’s favorite game, Cariboo with her. Tonight, we were treated to a visit from…

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The Give Begins

A week or so ago, I signed up to participate in the 10-Day Give being sponsored by a Christian blog. I thought it was a great idea and wanted encourage others I know to do the same. I want to be a part of making other’s lives better, but with everything going on in my…

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