Monthly Archives: June 2009

Are You A God-Centered Spouse?

I had the privilege recently of hearing Gary Thomas speak at our church.  I have always enjoyed his writing, and I discovered that he preaches in the same manner as he writes.  It was inspiring and motivating.  Below is an … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

This week we celebrate our nation’s independence, and its a great time to celebrate your dependence on your spouse for life, love and romance.  Why not plan an evening to share with your spouse all the ways you depend on … Continue reading

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Jon Minus Kate – Not So GR8!

I think I only watched this show once, but I’ve listened to others talk about it being a favorite.  How sad to see their marriage ending under such media attention.  I read that Jon wanted to stop the show in … Continue reading

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The Letter “C”

“C” ACTIVITIES: Canoeing – Wekiva Marina recently reopened under the name Wekiva Island.  Check out their website HERE. Cooking Class (or the cheaper version – cook together at home.  Feed each other samples.) Concert – there are many DVD concerts … Continue reading

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Alphabet Dates

We began a series recently highlighting “Alphabet Dates”.   The idea is to start at the beginning and work your way through the alphabet – one creative date and letter at a time. You’ll find the specific rules at the above … Continue reading

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Stirring The Embers

Flirting can be a sinful way for singles to draw attention to themselves from the opposite sex.  We are warned repeatedly in scripture not to practice such things! However, if you’re married – have at it! It’s perfectly permissible to … Continue reading

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You Light Up My Life

What better way to communicate this truth than to visit a Lighthouse.  Central Florida is blessed to have one within an hour’s drive that boasts the title of being the second tallest brick lighthouse standing at 175 feet.  Ponce Inlet … Continue reading

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First Date

Today marks the 31st anniversary of our first date back in 1978.   Amazing to remember that day as I anxiously awaited Tom’s car pulling into my driveway to pick me up for this much anticipated evening together.  Tom says I … Continue reading

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Things To Do

June 18, 2009 Seaside Fiesta The Annual Seaside Fiesta takes place on New Smyrna Beach’s historic Flagler Avenue on the beachside from 5 pm – 9 pm. The Fiesta features four blocks of games, food and entertainment for all ages. … Continue reading

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Here’s Where Marriage Begins:

(from Love That Lasts, by Gary and Betsy Ricucci) “If you don’t remember anything else you read in this book, please remember this:  A magnificent marriage begins not with knowing one another but with knowing God.  In Him we have … Continue reading

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The Letter “B”

Life has been quite crazy lately, so I decided to do the “B” date night in our Alphabet Dates series.  (The original plan was to alternate the planning of Alphabet Dates throughout the year, and it was Tom’s turn). However, … Continue reading

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Dirty Job

We want to draw your attention to a “new room” located below our blog name – It’s our Soil Sample Room. All vineyards must regularly test the soil in order to access its quality for future growth.  In the same … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away

Have you heard of Disney/Pixar’s new film, Up?  It’s on par with previous Pixar films in that it makes you think about what’s most important in life, while entertaining you every step of the way. Family Life’s Marriage Memo chose … Continue reading

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What’s Happening Around Town

Here are some events you may not want to miss: Date Night In The Garden: Friday, June 5th, Leu Gardens hosts an outdoor movie starting at sunset.  The garden opens at 6:00p, and the cost is $7 per person, or … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved

We found it quite interesting to read the original marriage vows as recorded in the 1662 Book Of Common Prayer.  Below is how a traditional marriage ceremony would begin in 1662: EARLY beloved, we are gathered together here in the … Continue reading

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Sacred Ties

June is the traditional month for weddings, so it’s a good time for us to remember the vows we made to our spouse on our own wedding day. I must admit that I haven’t re-read our vows in years!   Tom … Continue reading

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