Tag: marriage

Have you seen these sweet boys?

Have you seen these sweet boys?
        It’s been an emotional day for me today. I read my friend’s blog post Stop Using The Phrase “Someone Lost Their Battle With Cancer” and cried. I read the story about a brave little 7-year-old who walked out of the woods after the small plane she was in crashed, killing everyone else on... Read more »

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife

New Years Eve through the eyes of a cop's wife
              Tonight is New Years Eve. In a couple of hours, millions of people will be blasting noise makers, dropping confetti, drinking champagne, kissing their significant other, and celebrating a brand new year. As a cop’s wife, my New Years Eve looks much different; you see, my guy is... Read more »

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists

The greatest Christmas gift ever, even for atheists
What is the greatest Christmas gift ever? Well, of course, the answer is Jesus. The gift of hope, of life, of light and of salvation are the very best of the best. Although Jesus is a tangible gift for many of us, for many others, Jesus isn’t as tangible. For atheists, He isn’t a gift... Read more »
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12 Days of Thanksgiving: My Facebook Thankfulness posts

I’m nearing the conclusion of my 12 Days of Thanksgiving series of blog posts. Over the last several posts, I’ve been sharing my knowledge and experience about hosting Thanksgiving. I hope these posts have been helpful, or at least worthy of an “LOL”. During the month of November, some of my Facebook friends and I... Read more »

What my perfect day would look like

What my perfect day would look like
Have you ever fantasized about having a perfect day? I have; more than once. Tonight is blogapalooza; we’re to write about a subject, edit it, add photos, etc. and publish in one hour. Tonight’s topic is “in detail tell us about your perfect day.” Let’s begin…. My perfect day would be a day without pain.... Read more »

Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?

Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?
I heard a great message during service this morning that got me to thinking. The question posed to us was, “Are you a decision maker or a commitment maker?” In some things, I’m a commitment maker: 1. I’m happily married for 18 years. 2. I’m a sold-out, born-again Christian, and I share my faith in... Read more »
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I gave up country dancing but I wish I hadn't

I gave up country dancing more than 20 years ago, but I wish I hadn’t had to. I danced several nights a week, and I was good at it! Back in the early 1990’s, I’d spend hours in a country bar dancing. I was young, single, pretty and slim. I had dance partners, friends and stangers... Read more »

18 and counting and I am not talking about kids

18 and counting and I am not talking about kids
18 and counting! No, not kids! My hubby and I are celebrating our 18th anniversary today! Yay us! So, in honor of 18 years married, here are 18 things I’ve learned about being married: 1. Man sweat has it’s own unique smell. 2. Man farts  – see #1 3. Men and women do NOT think the... Read more »

Sometimes the help we get isn't very helpful

Sometimes the help we get isn't very helpful
As a working mom, I need a great deal more help around the house than I used to just to keep up with the basics, like dishes, meal planning and laundry. My family is trying to be helpful. Trying. Often times, though, especially in the kitchen, I find objects such as pans, pots, mixing bowls... Read more »
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I am TOTALLY a gardener

14 days after planting, we have one measley little cucumber plant. Can you see it near the green spike upper right side of the photo?
One year ago, I posted my second blog post ever, and I titled it I am not a gardener. Well, that’s just not true. I am TOTALLY a gardener, and I have proof. I have been taking pictures for weeks in order to show you just how miraculous a garden really is. We plant cucumbers,... Read more »