When the kids are no longer here

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It’s time for Five Minute Friday over on Katemotaung’s blog!  Set the timer, write for five minutes, and post!  Today’s word prompt:                                                Here. Go. It’s a scary thing, teaching our kids and then letting them go. I remember the driving days.  (Just the other day my son said, “Remember the days when you guys were teaching us to drive?”) Fear and …

Currently (A peek into my day)

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Hello my peeps!  I hope you’ve had a pleasant day.  Here’s a list of things I’m doing currently:Bringing ~ my daughter Hayley back home from Ohio, having completed her junior year of college. Wondering ~ where did the year go?!? It seems like just yesterday we were walking her through Office Depot looking for a bookshelf for her dorm room. (Actually, it …

My torrential downpour hairdo

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     Jim and I spent some time in Florida with our oldest daughter, Taryn, and her son Sawyer (AKA “THE grandson”).  The entire week was gorgeous with plentiful sunshine and very little rain.       Meanwhile, back in West Virginia, it has been raining for weeks on end.  Just this spring alone, we have had 4 floods in our front yard, and one of …

WHERE IS YOUR IMAGINATION TAKING YOU? 52 verses

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“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV)     Where are your thoughts taking you lately?       Do you find yourself traveling down roads …

How to find God’s peace amidst your scary – 52 verses

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     “Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God.     And the PEACE of God, which transcends all our powers of thought will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  Weymouth New Testament      At just 18 months …

SAWYER UPDATE – giggles and pics

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     It’s time for a Sawyer update, I haven’t bragged in a while.  Actually some of this will not sound like bragging because we found out that Sawyer has a sin nature.  But the little booger is so stinkin’ cute that it balances out.       He’s walking now.  At first – with arms raised in a “praise the Lord” position, looking somewhat like superman ready …