Category Archives: Testimonies

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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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 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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Tag You’re I.T.

I.T. stands for Indeed Thankful, and as we are now only two days away from our 3rd blogiversary, we wanted to take time to thank the people who have helped The Romantic Vineyard become what it is today. If you are … Continue reading

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Operation Proper Exit

On Sunday night we watched 60 Minutes. We don’t normally watch this CBS program, but with the death of Andy Rooney we decided to watch the tribute they paid to him after so many years of giving “the last word.” … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Beauty in the Desert

I was born in Orlando.  I have never lived outside of the state of Florida.  I love the beach, and even if I am unable to go as often as I would like, just knowing it is there is a … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 19

Listening is of great value, but we must be careful of what we allow ourselves to listen. Just because it can be heard doesn’t necessarily mean we should listen to it. Discernment is knowing what is profitable for our listening … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Meet The Cowan’s

You may remember a video clip we shared with you back in February of 2010 of an elderly couple playing a beautiful grand piano in the atrium of The Mayo Clinic.  Or perhaps you have seen it for yourself on … Continue reading

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The Jacket Fit Perfectly, Like A Hug

Today we share with you a story from a very special friend – Jodie Gill.  She has been used of God to encourage me so many times.  She tends to find herself in places which surprise even her; places where … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – A Good Question

This week we are in San Diego to celebrate Tom’s Dad’s 80th birthday.  It has been years since we have been together with Tom’s extended family.  His sister is here with us from Orlando, and Tom’s aunt and uncle are … Continue reading

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Romantic Deployment

The title is a bit intriguing, even for a Memorial Day post, but it is purposeful as you’ll see in this unusually long post.  We pray you’ll take the time to read it in its entirety.  Today we want to … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Though I walk…

..through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.  For Thou art with me. This past week we had the privilege of walking with a dear friend through this valley as she said her final goodbyes … Continue reading

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2010 in Review

We received our year-end-summary from WordPress.com – the site through whom we post our blog – and it is quite encouraging, so we posted it below.  The top post being The Husband Only page means one thing – husbands are … Continue reading

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The Things We’ll Miss

2010 will soon be a memory.  Amazing isn’t it, how quickly a year goes by?  Even more amazing is how fast our lives pass.  We have been given a few short years in this life to make a difference.  This … Continue reading

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Slices

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Freebie Friday: Meet Chad and Sarah Markley

We have had the privilege of getting to know this couple through the blog Sarah writes titled, Best Days of My Life.  She is an excellent writer, but what makes her writing worth reading is her heart to serve God … Continue reading

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“If You Could See What I See”

This is the title of our monthly winner’s favorite love song, and it got us thinking about perspective.  We all have a unique perspective when it comes to life, love and happiness. Here is a video of this beautiful song … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Love Story

Last week we had a Memorial Service for my Aunt Hazel.  She passed away this year after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. My Uncle Arnold passed away in 2001 from Leukemia.  In honor of Memorial Day on Monday, we … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Advice – Little Notes Mean So Much

Today we want to introduce you to  Leonard and Barbara Lippy – husband and wife for over 30 years – our friends for over a decade. Kelly – another close friend, shared this with me: Several years after they were … Continue reading

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Just Ask

We were asked at a seminar one time what we thought we were most passionate about.  Of course, we had our immediate, cut and dry answers, but the challenge that followed is what intrigued us.  The assignment was to go … Continue reading

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