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Four Gifts I Wish I Had Given My Children

It’s right about now that many of you shoppers out there are thinking one of two things: ONE:  “I really, really, really NEED to get started on my Christmas shopping!” or, TWO:  “I really, really SHOULD have simplified and done LESS!” I am happy to say that after hearing about Four SImple Gifts, and implementing this…

Three Ingredient Cookies

No one likes to go digging around for old recipes… or old posts on the blog, so I decided to repost the recipe for this very simple cookie recipe.  A friend gave it to me quite awhile ago, and I’ve used it to try all kinds of variations–the possibilities are endless!  It’s an easy one…

Love and Broken Hearts

Life is precious. Why something so obvious needs to be said is beyond my scope of understanding. But it’s true.  Humanly speaking, we often take life for granted.  We live like today–this moment–is all that matters.  We scurry through the day with our own agenda and hardly give thought to what opportunities we might be…

Change Your Stinking Thinking and Embrace the Cold–Scripture Challenge: Psalms

OR NOT…! I am definitely a warm weather person, and would rather head to the beach than the slopes any day. I DO love the four seasons here in Illinois, but am always ready for the arrival of Spring, and warm temperatures.  I really do try to not be a negative person, but I probably do…

Not So Long Ago–In a Land Far, Far Away

It was only a month ago that we arrived back home from our visit to Madagascar. The temperatures here today are in the single digits, with a wind chill below 0 degrees.  Toliara, Madagascar is just a little warmer… In past posts, I’ve shared how traveling to third world countries has changed my perspective on…