Tag Archives: North Carolina

The Other Side Of Trouble

We have worked hard the past 3 weeks doing more home renovations at Barefoot Cabin than we have ever done before. It has been a dream come true for us, but it has also been a s-t-r-e-t-c-h in every sense … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 10 – No Electricity Night

We are in North Carolina this week and had the opportunity to be on the Blue Ridge Parkway late one night. We stopped at an overlook point and turned off the car so we could gaze at the stars. It … Continue reading

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Re-Employment Update

As you know Tom no longer has a job. We went away to the mountains of North Carolina last week to be alone and mostly to listen. Tom prayed. I prayed. We prayed together and read God’s Word. It was … 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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What Does A Healthy Marriage Look Like?

This sounds like a simple question, but if it was then there would be a lot more healthy marriages then there are!  Winston Smith with Christian Counseling Education Foundation shares a short video (4 minutes) in answer to this question: … Continue reading

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Clinging Vines

The image was clear the minute I read the sign, “The Clinging Vine”.  It was one of those signs where a business sponsors a certain section of road in order to keep it clean from trash. It was probably the … Continue reading

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