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One Step Away

One Step Away

I bet I walked five miles today… …inside my house. When I really go to battle with God in prayer, I can’t be still. In the early morning while it’s still dark outside, I have an appointment with God that I just can’t miss. But […]

7 Spoons Full of Joy

7 Spoons Full of Joy

Going out in public with small children can sometimes be a challenge (or maybe most of the time). I can remember frustrating and embarrassing situations when mine were small, (Oh, but I miss those days!) but may I be so bold as to say that […]

Strings of Love

Strings of Love

“Nah-Uh! Your dad is not better than mine!” “My daddy is the best dad in the whole world!” “His muscles are bigger than your dad’s muscles!” “His shoes are bigger than your dad’s shoes!” “He’s got the biggest truck in this neighborhood!” “Yeah, there’s nobody […]

Rest

Rest

wooded trails, dinner tables, front porch swings, living room sofas. These all have something beautiful and mysterious in common. If they could speak they would say, “Stop, slow down, and take just a few moments of rest. Enjoy the community of family and friends or […]

Blue Ribbons

Blue Ribbons

Summer is half over. Are the kids bored yet? I’m just remembering those lazy, hazy days of summer from my childhood. I may be dating myself, but do you remember Chinese jump rope? It’s one of those games that required social and physical skills. We […]

Bella Notte

Bella Notte

Scandalous romance on the movie screen breaks the box office, but when the kids see it expressed between mom and dad they turn red with embarrassment. This reality sometimes leaves me scratching my head! It’s backwards thinking. Let’s turn romance within the bonds of marriage […]

And The Dust Settles

And The Dust Settles

The dust begins to settle. Your SUV is a little heavier than usual with a partial beach in the floor board. Luggage waits patiently by the door to be put away for the next summer. The bug eyed look on your spouse sets in. And […]

Silver Turtles

Silver Turtles

On our way home yesterday from a quick Memorial Day trip to Gatlinburg, TN, we passed a Cracker Barrel billboard advertising their Summer special. I smiled thinking, “the retail world thinks it has an answer for everything!” I confess, I was probably feeling a little […]

Ice Cream Making Family Fun

Ice Cream Making Family Fun

Welcome to SUMMER SHORTS! This blog is the first of a series of short blogs you will find when you visit this Summer. Thanks for stopping by! What better way to launch a summer blog campaign than with food?! And when it comes to food, […]

Summer Shorts Launch

Summer Shorts Launch

SUMMER IS HERE!! If your summer is anything like mine it gets a little bit crazy and by the time the school year gets back in swing you are ready for a regular routine again! So starting next week,  I will be writing a series […]