Monthly Archives: November 2010

Project 52 – Advent Calendar

Tom is out of town until tonight.  I miss him – but it’s been a great time to get our home decorated and ready to welcome him cheerfully into the Christmas season.  It is one of our favorite times of … Continue reading

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Top 10 Marriage Blog Finalist!

We found out last Wednesday that The Romantic Vineyard is one of the finalists for The Top 10 Marriage Blogs for 2010, and now we need your help! Follow this link to go to The Marry Blogger’s site and scroll … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas season is in full swing.  The older we get the faster the time between these two holidays seems to pass.  All the more reason to plan a date night with your spouse.  Sure, family … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For You!

It’s Thanksgiving Day. Debi and I want to wish you and your spouse a day filled with good food, great conversation, and special memories.  We thank you for being a regular part of The Romantic Vineyard, for commenting on posts … Continue reading

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Receiving The Word With Meekness

Today is the day before Thanksgiving.  It is the time when hearts which are hurting may struggle to give thanks to God for all that He has done.  Our series on meekness couldn’t have come at a better time.  It … Continue reading

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Eyes on Thee, Not Me

Why is it one can see, hear and smell better in the mountains?  It just seems everything is crystal clear from this vantage point.  And this week is no exception. We are spending this week away with our family in … Continue reading

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A Date With Eternity

Today would normally be our guest post by Vicki Taulbee.  She has been sharing with us all year her monthly “Passport” Date with her husband, Jeff.   But this month her date was interrupted by a Date with Eternity: Well, … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: Fresh Breezes

This week we are doing something we haven’t done before – we are packing up all our children and grandchildren and heading north to the mountains for Thanksgiving.  We are more than excited and for so many reasons: This is … Continue reading

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Meekness – What It Is and Isn’t

Before we begin digging deeper into what it looks like to cultivate this fruit in our lives, we must be clear on what it is and isn’t. Nancy Leigh DeMoss is using a book by Matthew Henry to dissect this … Continue reading

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Worth The Time and Mess

Today I finally took on a project that has needed to be done for years!  I wouldn’t have said “years” before I started, BUT after doing it, I discovered things with dates on them proving how long I’ve procrastinated.  I … Continue reading

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Project 52: Mystery Date

This week Tom and I have been quite busy with the wedding of  our dear friends’ daughter.  It was so much fun, but sobering, as this is their last child to get married.  They are officially “empty-nesters”.  We have vacationed … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Now is the time to start thinking about the next six weeks in earnest.  The Christmas holidays will following Thanksgiving, which is only a week away.  If we’re not careful to plan, the time will be spent on things that … Continue reading

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Marriage Bill of Rights

Have you ever had this thought about your spouse, “I have a right to be treated (fill in the blank!)?” We can enter into the marriage covenant with an unwritten lists of our personal rights and demands.  Everything is fine … Continue reading

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And The Winners Are…

First of all we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Doreen Hollett, Gwen Maddox Meacham and Carol Crowthers for agreeing to select our winners.  What a blessing that you would do this for us!  Check out some of … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma: We’re Two Today!

Whenever we wake up on our Anniversary, we have a sense or awareness unlike any other day of the year.  We’re keenly aware of God’s faithfulness in our lives; His sustaining grace in difficult years, and His abundant kindness in … Continue reading

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Veterans Day – Letters Home

Today would normally be our “Meekness” post, but we’ll forgo that until tomorrow.   Something far more important is drawing us.  It’s Veterans Day.  A day set aside to honor those who have served or are serving our country for … Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling: Fast and Free

We have had the privilege to take hours of classes on Biblical Counseling these past few years.  It has been a tremendous blessing not only to those we counsel, but to our own marriage as well.  The reality is that … Continue reading

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Project 52: No Place Like Home

This week is packed full of appointments, assignments and a lot of computer work for me.  Tom has been away more than he has been home since September.  Tonight we are both home, but neither of us wanted to eat … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

What a beautiful time of year.  I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors.  But somehow I’m not so excited about changes in life.  The Lord has been busy shuffling people in and out of our lives, and it’s … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: She’s Beautiful!

A while ago Tom and I were at dinner.  He was telling me about a time he was away from home and the people he had met.  One person in particular he was talking about was a woman, so I … Continue reading

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