Monthly Archives: April 2010

Freebie Friday: Food For Thought

We’ve shared with you Grace Gems – a daily encouragement of Puritan thought sent to you via e-mail, but we don’t remember if we’ve shared Ken Sande’s PeaceMeal, from Peacemaker Ministries.  He is the author of the excellent book, The … Continue reading

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Ordinary Days

I love ordinary days. Days when the first thing I hear is the whirring of the coffee grinder as Tom brews a fresh pot of aromatic energy – just for him.  He prefers his coffee strong and black. Days when … Continue reading

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Project 52: Bavarian Dream (Taulbees)

Following is the guest post from our dear friend, Vicki Taulbee, as she and Jeff continue their Passport Dates around the world. Since we began our journey in January, I’ve noticed a couple of changes in my eyes and ears. … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is the most beautiful time of year to be outside – especially at night.  There are always lots of things to do and places to go, but sometimes the best dates are those where you simply enjoy being together … Continue reading

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Bonus: More on Envy

We don’t normally post on Saturday, but after discovering that our friends at the Girltalk blog were doing a series to match ours on Envy, we had to share it with you.  Although it is written by women for women … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Advice – Little Notes Mean So Much

Today we want to introduce you to  Leonard and Barbara Lippy – husband and wife for over 30 years – our friends for over a decade. Kelly – another close friend, shared this with me: Several years after they were … Continue reading

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Grace Given Brings Peace

It is late. It has been one of those nights where I am filled with emotions I don’t understand, much less expect my husband to understand.   Yet I try.  I strive to communicate honestly, even though as I speak what’s … Continue reading

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Project 52: Laughter in the Rain

This week our normal date night (Monday) was forfeited to celebrate our son’s birthday, so we did it a day early.  It happened to be raining…so we did something we haven’t done much of, if at all…we went for a … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

It is raining as I write this post.  I love it when it rains – the air smells cleaner and it’s usually cooler (something always appreciated in Florida).  It often rains in the Spring in order to water the seeds that … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Just Peach-y!

Chik-Fil-A has become the fast-food restaurant of choice for many people, and this, despite their conviction to stay closed on Sunday.   I must admit, we choose their chicken sandwich over a Whopper or Big Mac anytime!  So we thought it … Continue reading

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Romance is Lovely

Today’s post is devoted to our women readers. I recently discovered a world of amazing blogs by women who create lovely things.  Rachel, of Lovely Clusters came up with a great idea – gather together everyone who enjoys blogging about … Continue reading

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Project 52: The Masters

Tom and I love to play golf.  After watching the Masters Tournament on Sunday, I thought if would be fun to plan a date night around this theme. It actually worked out perfectly, since Tom was playing golf with a … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We had another weekend of celebrating marriage – we helped with a friend’s wedding on Friday night and Saturday morning, and I (Debi) attended the Bridal shower of another dear friend’s daughter!  Love is certainly in the air…so why not … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Even The Little Peaces

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.” Matthew 10:29 Big or small, God is over all. Sovereign. Supreme. Unlimited. Those are words … Continue reading

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Cultivating Patience

One who plants a vineyard quickly discovers there is much work and devotion involved in caring for the vines. In our society we have become so far removed from the farmer’s perspective; we want fresh produce so we go to … Continue reading

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Project 52: Ladder Ball

This week ended up being quite busy with Easter and a wedding, but we managed to have a fun date night anyway! The weather has been absolutely beautiful, so we pulled out our Ladder Ball set and challenged each other … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

It’s hard to believe it’s the first full week of April, and last Thursday we had our 300th post on our blog!  It was April Fool’s Day, so we didn’t tell you then because we figured you’d think it was … Continue reading

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True Love Died

Our marriages – our true love for one another – is only possible because God ordained that True Love would die over 2,000 years ago on a lonely hill!  Enjoy this production by Northland Church – Easter 2009. True Love … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: E.G.G.s

Okay – first we must tell you – yesterday’s post on McRomance Cafe’ coming to McDonalds was completely an April Fools joke! Of our many hits yesterday only a few of you clicked on the link to get your free … Continue reading

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McRomance

We just learned of a new marketing plan with America’s favorite fast food restaurant – McDonald’s.  Restaurant officials say that due to the success of their McCafe’s, they will begin drawing the date night crowd to many of their locations … Continue reading

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