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Tired But Happy

It’s a week before Christmas, and our house is busy, busy, busy–wiping noses, changing diapers, playing crash, coloring, blowing bubbles and such. All 6 of our grandchildren are here through Christmas–yea! We have gingerbread houses to decorate, cookies to bake, … 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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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … 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. Β 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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GYRO Week 4 – Passport Date

We love to travel, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go away to a place of your dreams. That’s the idea behind this week’s theme. Pick a country you’ve always wanted to go to and plan a night around … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Hype or Help?

I can’t count the number of couples I talk to who choose not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say it’s just another day where Hallmark, florists and chocolate companies are trying to get us to give them what’s in our … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pool

Today we want to share with you a very special metaphor about the meaning of Christmas as told by Thomas Kinkade – the famous “Painter of Light”.Β  This is a perfect story to share on Christmas Day as you gather … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Focus Where It Should Be

Christmas season is upon us, and it’s easy to neglect the reason for the season. John Piper has compiled a free e-book devotional for each day of Advent that we believe will greatly help all who use it. What a … Continue reading

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With A Thankful Heart

We want to pause today and thank God for the amazing privilege it is to do what we do. We thank Him for you. He has given us much, and we love sharing our abundance with others as our way … Continue reading

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Cheap Date Ideas

There was a time in my life when I would have taken offense at being called a “cheap date.” But once you’re married with small children, teenagers or without a job, a cheap date is a grateful option and becomes … 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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Merry Christmas And A Healthy New Year

It is Christmas Day, and only one week remains in 2011. A New Year will soon be here, and we will begin to walk out what God has planned for each of us in our lives and marriages. Change is … Continue reading

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Romantic Sleigh Ride – Florida Style

When Tom got home from work yesterday he asked if I would get the mail. When I opened the door going into our garage – I screamed! There, parked in Tom’s space was a silver convertible! I found out he … Continue reading

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Hindrances To A Merry Christmas #4 – Regret

Regret is a powerful master. It can hinder our best intentions, and it can paralyze our future. It invades every thought and deed and all the while robs us of the joy there is in doing good to others. What … Continue reading

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Our Joy Has Been Made Full Because Of You!

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Heart to Yours! We have spent the past three years getting to know each of you as best we can via the internet. We have shared our heart for marriage, our love for God and our … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

In eight days we will celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of The Romantic Vineyard. November 12, 2008 is when we first launched this blog. It has been unbelievably rewarding allowing us to meet some incredible people. You’ll meet some of them … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This week I’m finding it nearly impossible to make time for posting, BUT I did commit to the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and it bids me to continue on. Β The picture above was the last cappuccino I’ve had since Tracy and … Continue reading

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