Monthly Archives: December 2010

100 Joys – Final Week

Today marks the last day of 2010 and our final list of 100 joys.  It has been a wonderful diversion for a usually overwhelmingly hectic month.   I honestly was afraid I wouldn’t be able to find so many, yet now … Continue reading

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The Things We’ll Miss

2010 will soon be a memory.  Amazing isn’t it, how quickly a year goes by?  Even more amazing is how fast our lives pass.  We have been given a few short years in this life to make a difference.  This … Continue reading

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As The Year End Approaches…

It’s time to plan some real one-on-one time together. Asking questions is a great way to help each other understand the past year, interpret the present and plan for the new year.  We’ve shared these questions before, but they always … Continue reading

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Project 52: The Taulbees Take An “Unexpected Turn”

Today we share with you Vicki Taulbee’s final Passport Date idea for this year.  Hasn’t it been a wonderful journey to see how one couple has implemented creative dates into their normal routine?  We pray you have been inspired to … Continue reading

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100 Joys – Week 4

We pray you have enjoyed celebrating Christmas with your family.  We had an amazing time filled with all sorts of mixed emotions.  Yet through it all we experienced great joy.  We continue recording it as we find it… 70.    Joy … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…

…from our family to yours! Back row, left to right:  Seth & Tracy Lytle, Heather Walter, Jason & Ashley Walter. Front row: Norah & Bradley Lytle, Debi & Tom Walter, Willow & Bristol Walter We love in light of His … Continue reading

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Our Gift To You!

We discovered this video by The Florin Street Band.  It depicts the beauty of the Christmas season in such a heartwarming way we had to share it with you.  The song lasts a little over 4 minutes, but is worth … Continue reading

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Make Time to Take Time

This is the Eve of Christmas Eve.  We are always looking for ways to make the most of our time together with friends and family, but more often than not, the day passes without any real or meaningful conversation.  It … Continue reading

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Vintage Posts: The Christmas Pool

Thomas Kinkade wrote a poem we shared with you last year, but the message and picture it paints are worth repeating.  We believe you’ll see he is not only the Painter of Light, but the Poet of Light as well. … Continue reading

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Vintage Posts: Unmet Expectations

Being the week of Christmas, we’re going to share with you some of our favorite posts from previous years.  We think the message they offer is worth repeating!  This first post has to do with our expectations of the season … Continue reading

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Mark Your Christmas

Each year Christmas arrives right on time – it doesn’t matter if you’re ready; it doesn’t matter if you’re finished with all your shopping.  It comes on December 25th, and it’s about the only day most stores are closed. I … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma – 100 Joys – Week 3

Oh, what a week it’s been!  I am seeing joy everywhere!  Even in familiar Christmas carols I’ve overlooked.  My favorite this year is “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Meredith Andrews, who sang for us at our church’s 25th Anniversary … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Meekness – For the Wives

Well, ladies, today is the day for God to help us as wives understand the Beauty of Meekness.  I must be honest, I had a feeling this week’s message from Nancy Leigh DeMoss would hit me right where I’m struggling, … Continue reading

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35,000′ View

I am on a plane heading home and experiencing delays in my flight schedule. To pass the time I picked up a magazine not knowing what I was about to read. It’s been an emotional day filled with conflicting feelings … Continue reading

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Adversity or Adventure?

We know a couple who was offered a 3 year job opportunity in Europe. At first, the wife was adamant she had no desire to leave family and friends, much less her country! Her firm answer was, “No!” That was … Continue reading

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Voting Ends Today!

We haven’t talked too much about the Top 10 Marriage Blog nomination because the Bible says clearly “let another praise you and not your own mouth.”  But we do want to communicate the effect being named on such a list … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Christmas is NEXT week! Our list is lengthy with things we must finish by December 24th, and we’re sure yours is as well.  But at the top should be to make plans to have one special evening together with your … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: 100 Joys – Week 2

My journal is my heart on paper. It is the place where I write what is on my heart each day.  At times I am rejoicing and other times I’m lamenting to God in prayer.  Always I am listening with … Continue reading

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Be Clothed in Meekness

We all know how to get dressed in the morning. It’s something I don’t give much thought to, except to make sure the shirt matches the pants and that I don’t forget my belt.  This is because I’ve repeated this … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

It is cold even for Florida tonight – dropping into the low 30’s – and it’s a great time to share with you romantic ideas for when it’s cold outside.  But first we would like to remind you to visit … Continue reading

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