The Christmas Story: Oh Night, Divine

December 2, 2013 The Christmas Story
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Hi guys and gals! As we count down the days to Christmas, I’m looking forward to writing about The Christmas Story. Not “A Christmas Story” with Ralphie in the bunny pajamas, although I love that movie, but The Christmas Story, the coming of the long-awaited Messiah nearly two thousand years ago.  But first, I need to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 28, 2013 The Good Word
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It seems like the clever scheme of a cunning enemy — the thick and looming web of consumerism, woven to cast an eerie fog over a holiday completely rooted in not shopping and the getting of many things, but in taking stock, counting blessings, giving thanks for what you already have. Be sober and vigilant, dear […]

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Gorgeous Christmas Cards :: A {Minted} Giveaway

November 25, 2013 Giveaways
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I’m totally pumped to share this gorgeous company I just made the acquaintance of with you guys. AND equally pumped that one of you will win $50 to spend however you please at their magically delicious website. The company is called Minted, and they are about the business of uncovering design genius — connecting designers around […]

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Our Third First Birthday {& the Goosewaddle Winner}

November 15, 2013 Giveaways
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Not interested in small talk? Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the Goosewaddle Giveaway winner! Last night, after dinner, I felt like I was coming to the end of a loooong day of mistakes. I’d forgotten to put the stirring wands in the bread maker, and as you can imagine, if the […]

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Swim Your Own Race

November 14, 2013 The Good Word
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Hey friends! I hope you’ve taken a moment to enter this Goosewaddle Giveaway! You can earn up to three entries but it ends at midnight tonight! The Hubs and I were both competitive swimmers a wee while ago. I swam on my high school swim team, and really enjoyed it, but swimming was never more […]

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Goosewaddle Giveaway

November 11, 2013 Giveaways
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When I was a tiny wee lass, I had a special blanket to love on that I might occasionally wish I still had every now and then. My Mom and I were discussing it the other day — it was a yellow blanket called my “piecey” {I think because I rubbed it to pieces} with […]

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{Not} Getting Up On Time

November 6, 2013 The Good Word

Hi friends! I know it’s been a few days since 31 Days ended and you’re probably thinking I’m going back to my cave and only writing once a month or something. I promise that’s not true! But here’s what is: getting up early really, really, is so much better than not. After 31 Days ended, I […]

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Day 31: Reflections on His Goodness

October 31, 2013 31 Days
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Hi there! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by! This post is the LAST post of a 31-Day writing adventure I jumped into this month! If you’d like to see the fruits of this labor, you can find the introduction to the series, and a “Table of Contents” with links to each day, right here. Thanks so […]

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