Monthly Archives: February 2012

Wives Only: Romantic Leap Day Tradition

Leap Day is a day attributed to the calendar every four years in order to make up for lost time, literally. This solved a problem many civilizations had for as long as time has been recorded. It was in the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Vacations

Vacation #1 I got sick a couple of days before our trip, and it only got worse as we drove to our destination. It was difficult to breathe, especially at night when I was supposed to be sleeping. We had … Continue reading

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How Are You at Reckoning

Our time away is nearly over. It has been good to pull away, to talk, to be silent, to shop, to laugh, to sleep, to…well, you get the idea. It has been good {period}. 🙂 We were driving today from … Continue reading

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Kudos To Lowes For Celebrating the Seasons of Marriage

Watch this video titled, “Don’t Stop (Improving)” It made us smile, so we wanted to share it with you on the Sunday following our anniversary! And thank you for all the kind wishes you’ve sent. It has been a week … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned About Marriage in 33 Years

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary, and it is the fourth anniversary we’ve shared with you since beginning The Romantic Vineyard. We are grateful to have this platform to share what we’ve learned about marriage so far. We say “so … Continue reading

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Backwards Date Night Idea

This year on Valentines Day we did something we’ve never done before–we had a backwards date night. Here’s how it works: Write your love a invitation backwards so they have to use a mirror to read what you’ve written. Tell … Continue reading

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Open Or Closed?

We are in the mountains of North Carolina this week celebrating our 33rd anniversary (24th). It has been a beautiful week. Our daughter, son-in-love and two grandchildren were able to join us from Saturday until this morning, and now we … Continue reading

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A Presidential Love Story.

Today is a day known mostly as one where schools are closed, and where great sales are taking place in various stores. Other than that, it’s just another day on the calendar. But we wanted to share with you something … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

Today marks the final entry in our Love is series.  Paul sums it all up by declaring, “love never fails!” Wow!  How many marriages would endure if both the husband and wife had this conviction of heart.  If something isn’t … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Before we share with you our “Specials of the Week…” I must make a confession to you today. I’m sick today after fighting off the symptoms of a cold all week. I’m still in bed at noon, writing and surfing … Continue reading

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Love Endures All Things

Date night – 1982.  Tom took me to the theater to see a new movie that was receiving rave reviews.  It was Monday; we had both worked all day; I was 7 months pregnant with our first child, but we … Continue reading

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Love Hopes All Things

We recently watched a movie we don’t necessarily recommend, but there was one quote that jumped out at us and was worth remembering: “Beginnings are scary.  Endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when … Continue reading

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Love Believes All Things

We’ve heard comedians and mothers say it: What part of ALL don’t you understand? If God’s Word tells us Love Believes All Things, who are we to insert a BUT where it doesn’t belong.  Certainly we’re not talking about situations … Continue reading

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Love Bears All Things

To bear means: to sustain the burden of; take on; take care of. When Debi said she would be my wife for better or worse, in sickness and in health; she didn’t know this would include helping me recover from … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Rejoice in Wrong Doing…

…but rejoices in the Truth! And it’s the “Truth that sets you free!” We have learned much about what true love is and what it isn’t over the past few days.  We can easily look at this portion of 1 … Continue reading

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Love is….not resentful

Resentful means easily provoked to anger or irritable; this is the word mentioned right before in this scripture passage (1 Corinthians 13:4-7), and the word we discussed on Friday.  So why is it mentioned twice?  Most likely because we might … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Happy Day

Yesterday I was traveling home with my daughter-in-love and my two adorable granddaughters from a weeklong visit at my daughter, Tracy’s for her birthday. It was a fun, loud, busy and oh-so-happy visit. Needless-to-say, I didn’t have a quiet time … Continue reading

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Love is…not irritable

The following was originally posted in June of 2010, but the Truth I needed then can certainly be applied to me today. I am in constant need of God’s mercy and grace. And the best news is that His mercies … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Insist On Its Own Way!

As we continue our discussion of what Love is and isn’t as defined in the Bible, we are learning simple adjustments to make in how we relate to one another.  So far we’ve discussed these points: Love is patient and kind. … Continue reading

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