Monthly Archives: October 2012

Frankenstorm

Today is Halloween. The day when most families are thinking about a night for their children to have fun collecting candy and playing scary games. But not so this year. Halloween 2012 will be remembered as the one where “Frankenstorm” … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Bridled Tongue

I have always loved to talk–ask my family, ask my husband. It is something I enjoy doing. It wasn’t until the past few years though, when the Lord began arresting my attention in this area of my life. My words … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet

“And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD … Continue reading

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Comfortable With The Quiet

How would you rate the quietness of your life on a scale of 1 – 10, with 1 being the goal? Here’s another way to ask the same question, if you were to spend an hour sitting in your favorite … Continue reading

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Cultivating the Quiet In Your Marriage

This week we are delving into the deeps of cultivating the quiet in our minds, hearts and marriages. It may be something you’ve thought about often, or you may be venturing into unknown territory. Whatever the case, we believe this … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week we finished our first Half-Marathon Marriage Blogging Challenge to blog 13 days in October. It was a fun challenge where dozens of marriage blogs took part, which provided a wealth of great posts to read for any stage … Continue reading

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On Bored

It’s amazing what a month without the noise of television will do. We’ve found we don’t miss it at all. We can watch movies here, but that’s it, and the choice is limited. In Gary Thomas’ book, Seeking The Face … Continue reading

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Reflections On Our Time Away

Tom and I have been in the mountains of North Georgia since the beginning of the month. We’ve welcomed friends and family members, and another couple is due to arrive next week. It has been relaxing. It has been romantic. … Continue reading

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Have I Disappointed You?

The other night Tom asked me if he had ever disappointed me. It was one of those questions that you can’t answer quickly. I thought for a moment and realized that in all honesty the only disappointments had come when … Continue reading

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A Walk Through The Vineyard

I (Tom) am currently reading an excellent book by Mark and Grace Driscoll titled, Real Marriage – the truth about sex, friendship and life together. I highly recommend it. This morning I read about Song of Solomon 2:15 and “the … Continue reading

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Fall Date Night Ideas

Thank you for following our 13 Fall Dates. We hope you’ve been inspired to try one or more of our ideas. This is one of the best times of year to rekindle the passion in your marriage. Happy Fall, Y’all! … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #13

Since it’s the last post of our 1/2 Marathon Blogging Challenge, we knew we had to offer a real knock out of a post. We think we’ve come up with the perfect one for you to try. Fall Date – … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Since a half-marathon is 13.1 miles, we thought our half-marathon blogging challenge needed a .1 post. 🙂 Jolene Engle writes The Alabaster Jar marriage blog, and for the CMBA 1/2 Marathon Blogging Challenge she has been doing an amazing series … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #12

We are nearing the end of our list, and we hope you’ve found at least a couple of dates that will work for you and your spouse to try before the winter chill arrives. Fall Date #12 Moon Dance Do … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #11

This date requires a little bit of planning, but it is sure to help you slow down and enjoy a part of God’s creation you may take for granted. Fall Date #11 Take a Drive on a Birding Trail Near … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #10

For many of you it may not feel or look much like Fall–yet. So hearing of all our dates could cause you discouragement. This is not our wish. Being a native of Florida I know first hand what it’s like … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #9

What better time than the Fall to review the season when you first fell in love? Fall Date #9 Photographs And Memories of Falling in Love Once the kids are in bed, cuddle up on the couch with some hot … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #8

Remember as a kid when you’d go to the Fall Carnival at your school? There were always several games you could count on like bobbing for apples or biting an apple on a string. This gave us inspiration for our … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #7

Today’s date may take a little planning, but it will be oh, so worth it! We’re planning to try this one while we’re in the mountains. 🙂 Fall Date #7 Star-Gazing Purchase or borrow an inflatable mattress if you can. … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #6

The colors of Fall are my most favorite–reds, oranges, yellows and greens. They have a way of warming any space. Our next Fall Date incorporates the colors of Fall in a special way. Fall Date #6 Fall Foliage Puzzle Spend … Continue reading

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