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Spoiled

Journal Entry from June 2006: The expiration date said June 25th.  I have never had to notice this part of the orange juice carton, that is, until now.  My 24 year old son, who loves orange juice so much that … Continue reading

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My Dad

Our first post in our Reflection series is actually reflections from my childhood, years before I would become Mrs. Tom Walter. I wrote this the year after my Dad died, which you’ll hear more about tomorrow. From June 2004: Father’s … Continue reading

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Add Some Spring Romance In Your Step

                                  In case you haven’t heard, today is the first day of Spring! Why not adapt a new tradition; celebrate in a special way with … Continue reading

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Backwards Date Night Idea

This year on Valentines Day we did something we’ve never done before–we had a backwards date night. Here’s how it works: Write your love a invitation backwards so they have to use a mirror to read what you’ve written. Tell … Continue reading

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Open Or Closed?

We are in the mountains of North Carolina this week celebrating our 33rd anniversary (24th). It has been a beautiful week. Our daughter, son-in-love and two grandchildren were able to join us from Saturday until this morning, and now we … Continue reading

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The Romantic Gourmet Date Night Idea

I’ve always loved cooking, even before I knew how to cook. As a kid I remember watching a show called “The Galloping Gourmet.” His name was Graham Kerr and was from England. He made cooking look like fun – he must … Continue reading

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A Heart To Bless

Our B.I.G. Christmas Giveaway Contest has proved to be our best contest ever. Thank you to all who took the time to share with us your stories and your heart to bless your spouse for Christmas. We wish we could … Continue reading

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A Double Post of Encouragement

We return to our joint post with Lisa Graf of Mom Blog today. We are sharing practical tips on how to encourage your spouse. Lisa’s post is in purple and mine is in wine. And if these aren’t enough we … Continue reading

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Childproof Your Home Not Your Heart

Our home is not as childproof as it once was. It doesn’t have to be, but this fact is what requires me to pay closer attention when my grandchildren come for a visit. Childproofing our home is a good idea. … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 4

We have been posting about “sharing musts” for the past few Sundays. Some of you probably think these are all givens, but to those who haven’t given much thought about it – we are making sure these are understood. Far … Continue reading

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Just A Phone Call

This morning I was on my cell phone talking with my daughter who lives in Atlanta. My home phone rang, and the caller I.D. said it was my Mom. I told Tracy to hold on for a minute so I … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – What’s Cooking?

“Cooking is like a relationship, you can do it because you LOVE it, or you can do it because you HAVE to.  The choice is yours!” – Tom Walter Debi and I love to cook.  We always have, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Our First Priority

The Romantic Vineyard is dedicated to helping marriages grow for God’s glory.  Year after year life changes, yet our vows remain.  Regardless of economies or changing seasons we are one flesh for better or for worse.  We are committed to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is a special week for me.  It’s Tom’s birthday on Thursday.  I am excited to bless this man with whom I have shared every birthday of his since 1979.  He was 23, and I was 18.  We have celebrated … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is another busy week for us – the third of four weddings this summer will take place on Saturday. The Bride and Groom will share their vows in front of a room full of witnesses, and will become by … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – The Melting Pot

Orlando has long been called “The Melting Pot,” because so many people come from other states and countries to live here, The City Beautiful.  There are very few natives, but proudly – I am one!  I was born here before … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

As a special treat to all the Dads out there, we want to direct your attention to an excellent article featured on the Counseling Solutions website.  It’s easy for life to overrun our lives and we forget our raisin.  Not … Continue reading

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