One Thousand of My Gifts

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One Thousand of My Gifts

photo courtesy of Ann Voskamp www.aholyexperience.com Continuing my count of one thousand gifts, numbering each one. 53. Tears of grief and so much love 54. Crisp, clean sheets 55. Heavy down comforter pulled up to my chin 56. Sparkling trees in the morning sun 57. My mom’s chicken and dumplings 58. Mother/Daughter time…when I’m the…

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Radisson Blu at Mall of America

Radisson Blu Mall of America Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of staying at the BRAND NEW Radisson Blu hotel at the Mall of America.  We were some of the very first guests to stay there on its opening weekend! It is quite an amazing place.  Everything is very modern looking as well as…

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Book Review: God Inside the Fire By Greg Stelley

GOD INSIDE THE FIRE An Amazing True Story By Greg Stelley Published: May 26, 2012 Joni is no stranger to miracles. Her prayers and even her dreams have a habit of coming true. Her husband is regularly amazed by her strong faith and her premonitions: “I had a dream, Greg. There’s going to be a…

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Love At First Chat….er….Sight

Fifteen years ago, I was working from home on my computer.  I was entering data into a program to keep track of statistics at the homeless shelter I was running.  Over the course of the day, I had gotten several “instant message” requests from strangers wanting to chat on AOL.  Keep in mind, this was…

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Book Review: Rush by Maya Banks

RUSH Breathless #1 By: Maya Banks Published:  February 5, 2013 Attention:  This book may not appeal to all readers. Gabe, Jace, and Ash: three of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the country. They’re accustomed to getting anything they want. Anything at all. For Gabe, it’s making one particular fantasy come true with a woman…

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Companies With Faith

I just love when companies are willing to put their faith on the line. This week, my husband received a card from DRAKE SOFTWARE, a company he purchases his tax software from. The inside of the card was signed by each of their employees.  What a wonderful sentiment from a company during this Easter season.…

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Book Review: Beyond the Valley By Rita Gerlach

BEYOND THE VALLEY Daughters of the Potomac #3 By: Rita Gerlach Published: February 1, 2013 When Sarah Carr’s husband Jamie drowns, her young life is shattered and takes a turn that she never expected. Pregnant and now widowed, she reaches out to Jamie’s family for help, but they are unwilling. Instead they devise a plan…

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A Little Monday Inspiration

I found this several years ago and just came across it again and wanted to share it with you.  This would be perfect to use for a daily prayer to start your day.  I may even have to make this into a document that I can print out and post where I can see it…

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The Mapmaker’s War Winner

The winner of THE MAPMAKER’S WAR by Ronlyn Domingue is………………………….. Amanda G Congrats Amanda! I will be contacting you by email.  Thanks to all of you who entered.

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A Little Monday Inspiration

I think what’s important for kids to know is that  your decisions here on earth matter,  your behavior matters,  and how your treat other people matters. Matt Damon, actor and father This is really what parenting is all about.  We try to teach our children to make good choices and treat people with kindness.  Now, in…

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