Monthly Archives: July 2012

To Know Him

We are away this week for one purpose only and that is to know Jesus Christ and what his plan is for us in this next season. We are overwhelmed with the number of you who have contacted us to … Continue reading

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We Are Torchbearers

As we continue our Going For The Gold In Marriage series we cannot overlook the inspirational stories of the Olympic Torchbearers. Each runner is chosen for their personal contribution in life. It may be an 81 year old woman who … Continue reading

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Going For The Gold In Your Marriage

The 2012 Summer Olympics began last night. The opening ceremony took us on a walk through Britain’s rich history. It was quite the show, as it should have been for the entire production took seven years of dedication and practice … Continue reading

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Spontaneity Won

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Gimme Some Sugar

You’ve heard the classic song, Just A Spoonful of Sugar, sung by Julie Andrews in the Disney movie, Mary Poppins. It speaks of taking a spoonful of sugar to help the bitter taste of medicine “go down.” Well, we’re not … Continue reading

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When You’re Forced To Wait

It’s Tuesday night. One week ago was Tom’s first night unemployed or as the government likes to call it, “reemployed.” No matter the terminology, he’s without a job. There are many ways to look at it…he’s not tethered to anyone … Continue reading

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Bento Box Date Night

Ok. This is a total foodie type date night, but I couldn’t resist. These Bento boxes are amazing! And there is no limit to the themes you could try, except your budget, of course. We are very aware of budget … Continue reading

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It Was Unexpected – Really.

Last week was one we’ll not soon forget. On Tuesday it was my 53rd birthday. Tom left for work to meet with his boss only to find out this meeting was to inform him he would no longer be needed. … Continue reading

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It’s A Matter Of Worship

We all worship something or someone, and it makes all the difference who or what is the object of our worship. Listen to this short video as Paul Tripp explains this idea more fully: He asks the question, “What is … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our specials of the week–blog posts which we believe are worth your time reading over the weekend. Enjoy… Faith Rising Meet Dan and Myra – you will learn a valuable lesson by reading this post by our … Continue reading

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Part 4 – One Simple Key to Resolving Quarrels

What if there was a simple key to help us unlock the door of conflict resolution? Imagine how quickly those doors that slammed shut in your face could be reopened allowing the sun to shine on your marriage again. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Part 3 – What Pressure Reveals

This is Part 3 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. We have talked so far about the issue of … Continue reading

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Part 2 – We’re Exhausted

This is Part 2 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. Yesterday we began by talking about the … Continue reading

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Part 1 – I’m Exhausted

It’s amazing how much energy is required to raise a family, yet with each baby that’s born time doesn’t slow down. It marches on whether you’re in step or not. How can a couple continue to make the most of … Continue reading

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A New Week – A New Series

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a series, so we thought we’d offer a new one for you beginning tomorrow. The inspiration for this series was Debi spending 2 1/2 weeks with our daughter’s family following the birth of their … Continue reading

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Savoring Sunday

Growing up I always looked forward to Sunday dinner. Dinner was the afternoon meal for my mom–supper was always the evening meal. On Sunday’s Mom would prepare a delicious roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, glazed carrots, … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

A Marriage Restored (the first of two new blogs this week.) Scriptures That Saved Our Marriage – a new blog about restoring a marriage after the deep wounds left by the husband’s addiction to pornography. Allison Vesterfelt (another new blog–one … Continue reading

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A Marriage With A View

Do you have a marriage with a view? We’re not talking about a view out your window. It doesn’t matter if you see mountain vistas or sunrises over the ocean. All these are grand, but they don’t compare to the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Rad-Libs

I remember when our children were in primary school, they loved playing Mad Libs. We made sure we had a new book each time we went on vacation. It’s a simple, fill-in-the-blank story that usually makes no sense. It almost … Continue reading

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7-11 Date Night Idea

In case you hadn’t noticed today is July 11th, commonly referred to as 7-11.  There is a convenience store so named because it used to represent the hours the store was opened, 7a – 11p. It also happens to be … Continue reading

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