About Me

Doug and Vickie

I am a stay-at-home pastor’s wife whose children are grown:  Three of them married.  I am Nana to NINE beautiful grandchildren–two of them born while their parents were living in Madagascar!  I am passionate about my faith and my family and am praying for direction as my life goes through this season of change.  God has blessed me with an incredible husband (35 years!) who has been my best friend since high school.

My desire is to encourage and inspire my readers by sharing the lessons I’ve learned about life as a mom, Nana, friend, and child of God.  We have lived in 9 homes in our 35 years of ministry: from a run-down trailer to the home we enjoy now, my greatest joy was–and still is, providing my family with a loving, happy place to come home to at the end of the day.

You will see pieces of my heart–from scripture to do-it-yourself ideas.  I love being with family, seeing new places, reading, diy and warm weather!  In everything I do and wherever I go, I long for others to see Jesus in me.

  34 comments for “About Me

  1. November 20, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    What a pleasure to meet you. You have such a lovely spirit and I’m honored you’re following Vine Life Faith!

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  2. April 14, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Thanks for following me at TheDaddyBlitz! I love your blog and look forward to new posts.

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  3. September 1, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Hi Vickie! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. I am honored and look forward to seeing more on your site as well.

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  4. April 25, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Hey! You have very interesting blog and I like it very much! A lot of colorful photos and very clever articles! I’m glad to meet you in my blog too! If you like fashion or music, come! Good luck! And I hope to see you in my blog. -Vlad

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    • May 4, 2015 at 6:50 am

      Hello there, Vlad! I DID stop by your blog and am happy to make your acquaintance. I haven’t been to Siberia YET, but many in my church congregation have! We bring groups there almost annually to teach conversational English!

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      • May 4, 2015 at 10:18 am

        Yep, I’m glad that you liked my blog!)

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  5. August 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I am very happy to have discovered your blog. I myself have been blogging for about a month now. I look forward to reading more of your postings.

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  6. July 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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  7. June 11, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Hi Vickie! We’re glad to have you on our journey–and thank you for encouraging us in this way. Your blog is lovely, and I love what I’ve read so far. Looking forward to learning more!! I pray all of God’s best for you, and yours.

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  8. February 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful blog! Thanks for dropping by at my place in this blogosphere and deciding to keep tabs on my ‘experiments’ . Bookmarked you and will be back for your posts…keep blogging and stay blessed!

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  9. February 14, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I enjoy your blog so much! Please accept the Sunshine award to recognise great work that is full of life http://litadoolan.net/2014/02/14/sunshine-smiles-day/

    All my good regards

    Lita

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  10. January 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Love your blog! It’s super encouraging! Be blessed!
    Sister in Christ,
    Katie
    http://www.hotteaandtheemptyseat.com

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    • January 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks so much! I really had no idea what I was doing when I started this, and I’m learning as I go–so it’s always nice to get a word of encouragement!

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  11. November 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Hi, I nominated you for The Sunshine Award. I think your blog is great and I love reading your new posts. I know that everyone who visits enjoys it as much as I do!
    http://sweetseatsandcrafts.com/2013/11/11/sunshine-award-and-radiating-some-rays-of-sun-to-bloggers/?preview=true&preview_id=696&preview_nonce=0b53ee50fe&post_format=standard

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  12. November 11, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you come back to view more posts. I look forward to your future posts 🙂

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  13. October 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Hello, Vickie! Thanks so much for the “blog love”! I have so enjoyed making connections in the process of developing my blog. It has led me to so many inspiring writers. I look forward to seeing more from you! Blessings, sister~Val

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  14. October 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

    shalom Vickie, greetings from Indonesia 🙂 thank you so much for following my blog, i appreciated it. i am following you too right now 🙂 Hopefully we can be bless each other.
    By the way, you are very blessed to have three grandchildren are cute and an adorable. They are beautiful and handsome. Happy family 🙂

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    • October 18, 2013 at 8:32 am

      Thank you! You are so kind! Thanks for following me as well–I love the blogging connections!

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      • October 18, 2013 at 8:35 am

        You are welcome 🙂

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  15. October 18, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Hi Vickie,
    Thanks so much for finding and following my blog. It is always so lovely to come across like-minded people. God bless you

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  16. October 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Hi, Vickie,

    Thank you for following my blog. I’m so glad you found me (it’s amazing to me how we get connected in this wonderful, mysterious, blogging world.)

    I’m looking forward to connecting more with you. Blessings…

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  17. September 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Thanks for the follow. Blessings

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  18. September 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for following, Nancy! Love how the blogging world connects us to people we would have never me otherwise!

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  19. September 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Vickie,

    Thanks so much for the recent blog follow. It has led me to your blog, which I am now following. I love reading how other people live lives of faith.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts.

    Nancy

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  20. September 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hi Vickie,
    You have such a lovely blog. I know it’s no accident I’m reading it now. I thank God for bringing me here. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Warmly, Mary

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    • September 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Thanks so much, Mary! I love how blogging connects us!

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  21. July 23, 2013 at 8:32 am

    You mean you don’t like snow? 😉

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    • July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Oh, I love having four seasons– as long as the snow comes Christmas Eve and is done by January 31st! :0)

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      • July 23, 2013 at 8:38 am

        I couldn’t agree more! Snow in March is just dastardly. And it must be hot in the summer!

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  22. Peggy Maher Chamness
    July 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Ms. Vickie thank you for the insight into your heart and life. So often we see our pastor’s wife in passing and rarely get to know her and in reading and following your blog I am hoping that I will be inspired to be all I can be to my family and our not born grandson. I am looking forward to being the first one to tell him that Jesus loves him.

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    • July 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Peggy. I’m loving the new opportunities that blogging brings! I’m thrilled to know when a particular blog is an encouragement to someone!

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  23. May 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Hi! I wanted to stop by and thank you for taking the time to read my blog. God bless you!

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