Monthly Archives: September 2011

October Challenge

Bees have been created by God to collect pollen from flowers in order to help the plants reproduce and to collect nectar to be used in making honey.  It is a process which is so common we tend to lose … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 20

We just spent a week in AZ where there is a light ordinance.  Basically what this means is the street lights must point completely downward, and they cannot be detected from over 200 ft. away.  It is great for stargazing, … Continue reading

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Casablanca Date Night

Here’s looking at you, kid! Give your spouse a Hershey kiss when they wake up and say, “You know a kiss isn’t just a kiss. Tonight I’ll show you what I mean.”  And leave it at that!  They’ll be wondering … Continue reading

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When The Wine Runs Out

J.R. Miller shared this glorious truth, which we received via Grace Gems.  If you haven’t subscribed to this wonderful newsletter, we encourage you to.  It always provides rich truth in which to soak your soul! “When the wine ran out, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This post may seem late, but to our bodies it’s (yawn) morning.  We’re still adjusting to the time change from Phoenix time to Orlando time.  It’s usually a two hour difference, but AZ doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time, sooo … Continue reading

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Happy Hour from 37,000 Feet

As I write this we are on our way home from Arizona.  Although it was hotter than I found comfortable, it was beautiful in so many ways.  It has been a trip filled with stories of marriages growing, changing and … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Beauty in the Desert

I was born in Orlando.  I have never lived outside of the state of Florida.  I love the beach, and even if I am unable to go as often as I would like, just knowing it is there is a … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 19

Listening is of great value, but we must be careful of what we allow ourselves to listen. Just because it can be heard doesn’t necessarily mean we should listen to it. Discernment is knowing what is profitable for our listening … Continue reading

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Gray Hair and Laughter

  Our daughter sent us this video of an older couple trying to figure out the camera feature on their new computer.  This is funny, but what we love is how they obviously adore each other even when they’re having … Continue reading

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The Marriage SPA

I have become friends with a young mom of 4 children through a blog challenge I took part in during the month of July.  Her name is Lisa Graf.  She graciously asked if I would like to write a guest … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This really is one of our favorite times to travel.  Living in Florida we miss the fall colors so prevalent all over the country.  Most of my favorite photography shots are taken this time of year, so I will most … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Welcome to our weekly Happy Hour.  It’s the time when we share with you special blog posts of other marriage bloggers worth your time.  Enjoy your weekend! Hot, Holy and Humorous Come Over Here So I Can Slap You – … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Listening

These “Fragrant Aroma” posts are intended to give you a glimpse into our lives and marriage in real time – this week to be exact.  And if I had to choose one word to describe our week it would be … Continue reading

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What Does A Healthy Marriage Look Like?

This sounds like a simple question, but if it was then there would be a lot more healthy marriages then there are!  Winston Smith with Christian Counseling Education Foundation shares a short video (4 minutes) in answer to this question: … Continue reading

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Date Night Idea: Fall In Love

This date night idea is to help you welcome Fall once again.  Think of when you fell in love – what places did you visit?  What foods did you enjoy?  Make a list of everything you can think of that … Continue reading

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Our First Priority

The Romantic Vineyard is dedicated to helping marriages grow for God’s glory.  Year after year life changes, yet our vows remain.  Regardless of economies or changing seasons we are one flesh for better or for worse.  We are committed to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

I wasn’t feeling well last week, and this week we are on Papa and Nana duty with our two granddaughters.  Our son and his lovely wife are away celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary – the first time since their honeymoon.  … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s the weekend, and we are going on Papa and Nana Duty for the next week.  🙂  Our son and daughter-in-love are going away to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary.  This time for them is the first since their honeymoon, … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Face to Face

Did you ever have a pen pal when you were little?  They were usually assigned to you through some sort of organization like Girl Scouts or through the church.  The idea was to write to this person in order to … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 18

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower;  the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” – Proverbs 18:10 On Monday we received a text message from our daughter who lives in Atlanta.  The storms (remnants of Lee) … Continue reading

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