Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mark Your Calendar

♥ Things To Do In Orlando ♥ Cinco de Mayo is this coming Saturday. We offered a list of things to do to make this Mexican holiday romantic last year. Check them out HERE. CENTRAL Harry P. Leu Gardens presents Date … Continue reading

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The Day

Journal from May 18, 2005: I woke this morning feeling the weight of time.  As the days dwindle down until “The Day” is here, I am realizing how small I am, and I am tempted to fear.  Tomorrow is uncertain; … Continue reading

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Spoiled

Journal Entry from June 2006: The expiration date said June 25th.  I have never had to notice this part of the orange juice carton, that is, until now.  My 24 year old son, who loves orange juice so much that … Continue reading

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The Waiting Room

Yesterday I shared my reflections of growing up as the daughter of a neighborhood Pharmacist. Today I’ll share my reflections of letting go. This story was published in a book titled, Letters From The Waiting Room–by Lewis Seifert, in an … Continue reading

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My Dad

Our first post in our Reflection series is actually reflections from my childhood, years before I would become Mrs. Tom Walter. I wrote this the year after my Dad died, which you’ll hear more about tomorrow. From June 2004: Father’s … Continue reading

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Looking Back

I have kept a journal for 23 years. I am on my 52nd volume, which is a serious amount of talking I have spared my husband. 🙂 It has served as my way to think through the difficulties of life. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

I am so sorry we haven’t had the time this past week to read other marriage blogs the way we usually do. As a result we don’t have our regular list of “special posts” for your weekend reading enjoyment. But … Continue reading

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Earth Day Date Idea

Earth Day is April 22nd. We realize there are many people who go overboard in regards to Earth Day, even worshiping the planet. But there is something to be said for being a good steward of God’s creation. He intended … Continue reading

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A Daisy A Day

We talk a lot about the importance of doing little kindnesses for our spouse on a regular basis. We are encouraged to do this in the hopes it will become a life-long habit. I happened to remember one line of … Continue reading

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The Dismounting of Discovery

It’s the end of an era in American history, and I’m sad. The space shuttle program has come to a halt and Discovery, the oldest shuttle in the fleet, has landed for the last time in Washington D.C. where she … Continue reading

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Marriage, Interrupted

Have you ever felt like your plans to do something was interrupted, like when a news broadcaster would break into your favorite TV show? “We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you the latest news…” As a kid I … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

While the world celebrates Happy Hour trying to forget reality, we celebrate Happy Hour by highlighting great marriage blog posts worth reading. God has linked us together via the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association, so it is with full confidence that … Continue reading

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Titanic Love Stories

  We subscribe to Family Life Today’s Marriage Memo. The first of the week we received the following article written by Tricia Goyer titled, Titanic Love Stories. It is so well-written we want to share it with you. She shares the stories … Continue reading

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The Titanic: A Lesson For Marriage

When each of us entered into our marriage as husband and wife, we had no idea of the difficulty, the challenges, the issues we would face together. Some couples prepare themselves and ride the storms of life, coming out better and … Continue reading

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Life Saver or Life Taker

I got a text from my daughter in Atlanta today with a chilling report; Bradley, our two year old grandson nearly choked on a life saver during worship at their church. Tracy looked at him and noticed his lips were … Continue reading

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Clinging Vines

This is a repost from August 2010. The message is so important to a healthy marriage we’ve decided to re-post it for you today on this Easter weekend! Clinging Vines

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Originally posted on Faith Rising:
It’s been good to confess my anger.  Even to strangers. Why? Because there is growth that comes even in the confession. And I’ve been blessed and touched with those who have contacted me to say…

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A Text And A Smile

It is Thursday night, and Tom and I have been apart all week. I’ve been in Georgia helping my daughter pack for an upcoming move. Tom is in Miami on business. Imagine my delight when I got the following text … Continue reading

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The Origin Of A Spouse Date Night

We all have one. It defines us from the moment we take our first breath, and it stays with us until we breathe our last. Yes, we all have a hometown. I was born in Orlando, and I still live … Continue reading

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Face-To-Face

As I write this our home is full and happy. Our daughter and her family from Atlanta are enjoying their last night with us before returning home. Our son and his family are here as is our other daughter and … Continue reading

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