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Beautiful Simplicity: The Tale of Living

Let me tell you a tale of a mom. 

This mom was like all other mothers.  She woke in the morning to the needs of her children.  She fed them breakfast, got them dressed, taught them how to walk, how to talk, how to use the restroom.  She had conversations with them, lots of conversations.  She taught them, she trained them, she disciplined them, and from time to time she enjoyed them.

Yet as the days became months, and the months became years she realized she was still doing the same thing she was doing years ago when she first became a mother.  Day in and day out, the same tasks would be completed, or at least attempted to be completed.

Well, they looked good on the tasks sheet at least. Continue reading Beautiful Simplicity: The Tale of Living

Thankful Thursdays: Giving Thanks During The Trials

I’m going to do something different today for Thankful Thursday.  Instead of a list of things I’m thankful for, I’m going to share my thoughts on giving thanks during the trials of life.  Gabby at MamaGab, and Kerri at Growing In His Glory, are also participating in Thankful Thursdays.  Be sure to stop by their web sites to be blessed by what they have to share.

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What am I really thankful for? Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Giving Thanks During The Trials

Thankful Thursdays: The Material Things

Each Thursday, during the month of November, I’d like to bring you my top ten list of things I’m thankful for this week.  Gabby from MamaGab, and Keri at Growing In His Glory, are also participating in Thankful Thursdays; stop by their blogs and be encouraged.  I’m sure you will be blessed by their hearts’ of gratitude.

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Ok, so maybe my top ten doesn’t include all material things, but this week has been mostly about material things that I appreciate.  I know I could live without them, well most of them, but these are things I definitely appreciate. Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: The Material Things

Thankful Thursdays: Relationships, Health, And…Graphite?

Each Thursday, during the month of November, I’d like to bring you my top ten list of things I’m thankful for this week.  My friend Gabby from MamaGab, and Keri at Growing In His Glory, are also participating in Thankful Thursdays; stop by their blogs and be encouraged.  I’m sure you will be blessed by their hearts’ of gratitude.

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1) A weekend away:

Last weekend my husband and I took a trip without the kids to celebrate our anniversary.  It was a wonderful time to connect, and it was so quiet as well! Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Relationships, Health, And…Graphite?

Thankful Thursdays: Faith, Family, Friends

November is the month of gratitude; the time of year when hundred’s of people purpose to cultivate gratitude in their hearts.  Although I try to cultivate a grateful heart at other times during the year, I don’t want to miss the opportunity to display my gratitude to whomever will read.

A friend gave me the idea of sharing, each Thursday, what I’m thankful for, which gives us… Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Faith, Family, Friends