Monthly Archives: July 2011

Top 10 Reasons We Blog

Ah, We’ve made it to the end of our first ever Ultimate Blog Challenge, and it has been a whirlwind of a ride.  It wasn’t as hard as we anticipated, and we learned so much along the way, not to … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Below are our “Specials of the Week!”  Be sure to spend some time this weekend visiting these worthwhile blogs.  We love the marriage community God is building on the internet.  It is our joy to share what other couples are … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – A Special Gift

I can’t imagine anyone who doesn’t appreciate a special gift.  Even more so when it is given for no particular reason.  I had this happen to me, and I can’t wait to share it with you. First of all, you … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 12

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 Definition of Rash – Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection. Think about your marriage and … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – The Chef’s Table

We said yes without even thinking.  How could we refuse?  It was the opportunity to experience dining on a whole new level. We were in New Orleans on business.  Some dear friends from California were there as well and celebrating … Continue reading

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Close Friends

I love Scrabble.  Tom doesn’t.  Mostly because words are my friends, and he feels outnumbered when we play.  But we don’t play much anymore, which is sad.  Words could be Tom’s friends too, if he would just give them a … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is another busy week for us – the third of four weddings this summer will take place on Saturday. The Bride and Groom will share their vows in front of a room full of witnesses, and will become by … Continue reading

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Intoxicating Love

I had the privilege of attending a meeting yesterday for the men of our local church. One session was titled, “The Protection of Intoxicating Love,” and it was so practical I had to take the time to share it with you.  … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Yes, it’s the end of another week and busy one at that for us!  But we wanted to share with you the blog posts which deserve to be featured as our “Specials” this week.  Enjoy!

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A Fragrant Aroma – Perfect Balance

Today I’m taking you on an excursion.  You’ve just been dropped off at San Diego State University Campus for your first ever WordPress WordCamp.  What’s a WordCamp you ask?  All I know is it’s THE place to go to get … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 11

“One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:24-25 What a wonderful picture of … Continue reading

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Slices – California Dreaming

Since the day is nearly over on the East Coast, and my body is still on West Coast time, I’ve decided to offer one of our “Slices” posts.  These occur from time to time and usually have no words at … Continue reading

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POP.U.LAR

Who doesn’t want to be popular?  It’s built into the human psyche to be loved and accepted.  The more people who love and accept us moves our perceived reputation up the invisible scale of being popular.  At least this is … Continue reading

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Bursting With Joy

Have you ever felt so full of joy you felt as if you would bust?  I’m so there!  Yesterday was a memorable day for many reasons…

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Grateful For Life

Today is the one day a year where I pause and thank God for giving me life.  Today is my birthday.  The day my Mom labored to bring me into the world.  I’m grateful she was willing to do this … Continue reading

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Twitter Eyes

It is 6a. Pacific Time, and I’ve been awake for awhile.  At 8a. I will attend my first WordPress WordCamp at San Diego State University.  We love WordPress.  It has been nearly two years since we switched our blog over … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Although we are away enjoying time with family, we didn’t want to miss the chance to share special posts from other blogs which stood out to us this past week.  Enjoy browsing!

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A Fragrant Aroma – A Good Question

This week we are in San Diego to celebrate Tom’s Dad’s 80th birthday.  It has been years since we have been together with Tom’s extended family.  His sister is here with us from Orlando, and Tom’s aunt and uncle are … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 10

As we continue our chapter-by-chapter series on Proverbs we’ve come to a defining point in this book.  The first 9 chapters are mainly devoted to the comparison of wisdom and folly.  We have learned many ways to apply several scriptures … Continue reading

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Making Vacations Memorably Romantic II

First of all we have found an unbelievable resource for planning a romantic getaway.  The links and ideas are so extensive, we’ve barely scratched the surface.  They have every location, idea, theme, setting for a vacation place you can imagine … Continue reading

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