Monthly Archives: April 2011

He Is With You (and Me)

We are feeling the weight of emotional changes in our lives and in our daughter’s life.  So much so we don’t think we can focus on posting, at least not by giving it the thought and time The Romantic Vineyard … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – Cheers!

We were out recently in the Dr. Phillips area and happened upon a restaurant we had never heard of.  It was called Vines Grille & Wine Bar.  It looked nice.  There were no parking spots available, so we ended up … Continue reading

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Are You Defensive?

It happens more often than not.  Drivers who must think they’ve been hired to test drive the swerving power of their vehicle.  They weave in and out of traffic as if I’m merely a harmless obstacle to dodge for fun.  … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Easter Sunday was a full day for us.  It began at 7a. for our church’s 2nd annual sunrise service.  Followed by breakfast served outside in the morning light.  Our 2nd service was filled with emotion as it was our daughter’s … Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

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Happy Hour

It is Friday afternoon – time for our “Specials of the Week,” from other marriage blogs we frequent. The Girltalk blog Heirs of Grace – part of an ongoing series on Being A Gospel Wife.  Excellent thoughts on how to … Continue reading

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Fragrant Aroma – Winning

My friends all tease me.  Even my family joins in the fun.  They say they can’t believe it happened AGAIN?!?  This is in response to the following announcement I’ve made often: “I won!” It’s true.  I love to enter contests … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 2

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way … Continue reading

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What Is The Gospel?

And what does it have to do with my marriage?  Everything, that is if you’re a Christian. This is the week when the Gospel is front and center in the mind of every believer.  It is Easter week, and we … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – New Smyrna Beach Firerings

New Smyrna Beach is my favorite beach.  And since I’m an Orlando native – I suppose we can officially call it the local favorite.  However, ALL the east coast beaches are simply wonderful.  New Smyrna just happens to be the … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Do you remember your first car?  I sure do!  It was a yellow 1973 VW bug, which I lovingly named “Sunny.”  He was bright yellow, had no a/c in this hot, Florida sun, but I loved bee-bopping around Orlando in … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s our time to share with you other blog posts we think are special.  Kind of a two for one deal!  Enjoy… The Dating Divas Easter Egg Hunt – sometimes what a marriage really needs is some fun and games.  … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Mon Aventure

We have friends who moved to Geneva, Switzerland, for a two year work assignment in 2009. She had never blogged before, but I encouraged her to take a shot at it for the sake of her loneliness and for the … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 1

Today we begin a new journey.  One that will take us through the entire book of Proverbs lasting 31 weeks.  We pray it will be encouraging, eye-opening, convicting and most of all helpful in turning the Water of the Word … Continue reading

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Photo Credit: Pshutterbug Our lives are full of milestones.  What exactly is a milestone? A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point. An important event, as in a person’s career, … Continue reading

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Here’s To You!

Last night as Tom and I were reading the entries for our Here’s To Us Challenge, we were quite affected by your special moments.  It became our moment to celebrate.  I happened to have some fresh strawberries and some chocolate … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Tomorrow is our monthly Here’s To Us Challenge. Tell us about something this past month where you’ve celebrated an ordinary moment making it extraordinary.  Please take some time to share yours with us by commenting on this post by midnight … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Welcome to Happy Hour in the Vineyard where we share with you special posts we’ve read this past week that we believe are worth your time. The Dating Divas Anniversary Milestones – an amazing compilation of how to make your … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma: Thank You

This has been a difficult week.  I’ve shared some of it with you. As I was making our bed yesterday I realized I didn’t feel as sad and weighed down.  I thought to myself, Maybe today will be better…when I … Continue reading

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New Series: Water Into Wine

Jesus’ first miracle took place at a wedding.  Up until this point He had done nothing to indicate publicly who He was and why He had come.  He was living life in an ordinary way.  That is until the marriage … Continue reading

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