Category Archives: Holidays

Everyday Romance – Hidden Notes

Today’s romantic challenge is to write a group of notes to your spouse telling them something specific in stages and hiding them where you know they’ll find them. Or you can give them the first one that provides a hint … Continue reading

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Everyday Romance – Romantic Text

Valentine’s Day is Saturday. You may be giddy with excitement; you may be dreading another expectation on your horizon; or you may be indifferent and could care less. Whatever your mindset, the fact is–you are married; you love your spouse; … Continue reading

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Heartfelt Thank You To All Veteran’s Today

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Today Is Special…Why?

Today is Tom’s 60th Birthday, and I have some special things planned. Two weeks ago I surprised him by having a small gathering of friends and family–some from out of town that he had no idea were in town. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes There Are No Words…

Today I can’t shake the heaviness on my heart towards those who have lost a spouse or another member of their family through their valiant service to our country. And I shouldn’t try to shake it. Instead, I want to … Continue reading

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Beatles Date Night Idea

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since The Beatles first stepped foot in America appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. We recorded the star-studded Grammy Celebration, which gave me a great idea for our Valentine’s dinner this … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Videos For Your Valentine

Our final video is one we created ourselves. We’ve shared it before, but the message is too good to not include in this series. Together. This is a word that describes what marriage is all about. We’re together through every … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Videos For Your Valentine

There are some songs that evoke a sense of oneness and romance like no other. Today’s video is such a song–Adele’s voice is soothing and compelling. She draws you into the story she weaves with her musical notes and lyrics. … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Videos For Your Valentine

Today’s video speaks of what true love looks like. It requires complete surrender, total devotion through all the seasons of life, and seeing perfection in your spouse’s imperfections. Enjoy this song by John Legend titled, All Of Me…

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5 Romantic Videos For Your Valentine

February is a special month for us. It’s a time when we reflect on our life and love together. No matter how many years you’ve been married, there is something about reflecting on your wedding day that inspires romance like … Continue reading

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Romantic Winds Are Blowing Your Way For Valentines Day

**Don’t miss your chance to enter the incredible Valentine Giveaway at the bottom of this post and to check out more ideas from the sponsors of the giveaway.** I love the opening scene in Mary Poppins where the wind changes … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks To Whom?

Have you noticed how thankful people are this time of year? It used to be refreshing to hear people actually thanking God for His many blessings in their lives. But there has been a subtle change that I’ve noticed. Many … Continue reading

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Plan Now For A Special Labor Day

Labor Day is only a month away. This day is a time to celebrate the value of work, the reward or rest and the honor it brings. This year let’s not only celebrate the gift it is to have a … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July

Today is known as America’s Independence Day. What if we were to celebrate today by remembering our Dependence on one another and on God to make our marriage what He desires it to be? Let’s be grateful today for such … Continue reading

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The Longest Wait

Sometimes a story just needs to be told and retold. This story is one. I am struck by this widow’s commitment to her husband when she said, “He loved me his entire life, and I will love him for all … Continue reading

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May Memorial Day Remind Us…

…what a gift we have in each other. Pray for those spouses who can no longer kneel together in prayer. What a sacrifice these couples have given for our freedom! Our hearts and prayers are with all who today have … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 12 – Cinco de Mayo es Romantico

Here’s our GYRO Date night idea reposted from May, 5, 2010.  We’re a couple days late – sorry. Hopefully you can still make time to celebrate this Mexican National holiday! Ole! Since today is Cinco de Mayo – the Mexican … Continue reading

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A Short Love Story – Vito’s Coffee Shop

Today I want to share with you a short story I wrote years ago. With Memorial Day the end of this month, it seems the right time.  Vito’s Coffee Shop The day began like any other; after doing a once … Continue reading

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4 Myths of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 2

Myth #2 – Themed at-home dates are expensive. This couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to pull off a great themed date night. Especially if you plan your date around one … Continue reading

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Happy ValenTom’s Day

You read that right, and no we’re not a day early. Our daughter and three adorable grandchildren are coming for a visit on V-Day, so we’re celebrating “ValenTom’s Day” today…all day. That’s all we’re saying for now. 🙂 And it’s … Continue reading

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