Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Today we’re talking about kindness.  Everyone knows what kindness is.  It is the one trait that sends us into our day with a smile on our face.  It is the one trait missing when we’ve been cut off in traffic.  … Continue reading

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Boston Common

Make the most of a beautiful day by spending time in a park!

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Project 52: The Taulbee’s Visit Ireland

Ahhh……the beautiful Emerald Isle! That’s right, our travels took us to Ireland this month. To introduce the travel theme for the evening I covered our dining table with a white tablecloth and scattered some large green paper shamrocks all around. … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This week we are on our Trip of a Lifetime in beautiful New England, but we didn’t want you to lack for things to do around here!  So, we’ve posted ahead for your convenience: CENTRAL: Altamonte Springs – Uptown Altamonte … Continue reading

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And We’re Off

Today we leave for a trip I’ve waited our entire marriage to take – to see New England in the Fall!  Now I will never be able to sing along with The Veggie Tales, “and I’ve never been to Boston … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: Weakness

This week I don’t have to think twice about what to share with you.  The purpose of today’s post is to give you a glimpse into our lives, our marriage, in hopes of helping you learn from our strengths and/or … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Patience or Long-Suffering

Consider with us the patience of a winemaker. He oversees the vineyard, monitoring it’s quality and growth, guarding against pests and inclement weather to the best of his ability. Next comes the harvest – he determines when to pick the … Continue reading

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First Day of Fall

Today marks the first day of Autumn. This is by far my favorite time of the year.  I know many who feel the same way.  What is it about this time of year that evokes such affection? Maybe it’s the … Continue reading

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Project 52: Meeting Halfway

This week we did something we rarely do on date night; we met some friends for dinner.  However, these friends weren’t friends we see everyday because they live 2 hours away from us. We miss them dearly.  We used to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Happy Monday!  We’ve had quite the weekend; thus the late posting of the blog. On Friday some of the girls in our family were on the TV show Family Feud.  It was an unbelievable experience and lots of fun.  We’re … Continue reading

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Test Post from E-mail

Test Post for Our New England Trip Next Saturday Tom and I will be going away on a two week cruise through New England. This is one of those trips we have dreamed of our entire marriage, and it is … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: No Dumping Allowed!

Not to belabor the point, but (today’s post is supposed to be something from our marriage this past week to help you in yours) I’ve had vertigo for two weeks.  It has not been easy on me or Tom.  The … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

It’s good to remember the Fruit of the Spirit is one fruit with nine attributes.  This means nine virtues which are evident in ever growing measure in the life of a believer.  This being said – today we focus on … Continue reading

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Slices

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Project 52: Say Cheese, Please

This past week we had two of our grandchildren while our daughter and son-in-law were on their 5th Anniversary Celebration cruise.  It would have been great, if I didn’t have vertigo at the same time.  But God helped me enjoy … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We were reminded this weekend of the tragic events from 9/11/01.  It was a difficult day for us, but not as much as it was for those who knew they were speaking to their spouse for the last time.  Can … Continue reading

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Our Winner is…

Paula from Colorado.  She has a blog titled, Hearty Works, and is the devoted mother of four children. Congratulations, Paula!  Thanks for being a valuable part of our Vineyard. Enjoy a night out on us with your husband.  May your … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Giveaway!

Our contest takes place the 12th of each month.  We love giving one couple a date night out to their favorite restaurant.  Our way of blessing and encouraging you in your marriage. To enter, simply comment to this post telling … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: Papa on Duty

I thought it would be good for the men to hear about my side of “Nana on Duty“. First of all, I had a very hectic week at work with a new customer.  As a result I was providentially hindered … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

In our second aspect of the Fruit of the Spirit, we discover it is joy!  Joy is not happiness, per se, but a bubbling up in the soul contented with God, Himself.  If we are lacking joy – know this … Continue reading

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