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Stories in Orange

Sunday I've been working on curricula choices for the kids the past couple of weeks. I've worked out Oldest's books and classes with his counselor for his sophomore year. The only child that needs one on one instruction is Littlest.... Continue Reading →

January in Pictures

Most of us ended up horribly ill for most of January and the first part of February. I have been preoccupied with making a book list for the next school year, adjusting to working again and searching for a new... Continue Reading →

Fireplace Ramblings and Ashes

I'm sitting by the ridiculously large fireplace at Great Wolf Lodge this morning watching the place wake up. The morning shift is arriving and the night crew are escaping before the sun rises. I've got a large vanilla latte from... Continue Reading →

Review: 30 Days to Understanding the Bible by Max Anders

Max Anders' classic 30 Days to Understanding the Bible is a well-organized and informative general survey of the Protestant Bible. The author wrote it for those wanting to study scripture who have no or very little previous knowledge about the Bible. I... Continue Reading →

Mid-January Cultivate

Choosing a word for the year and setting goals is fairly easy to do. Actually accomplishing them is a deliberate choice. "Today is yesterday's tomorrow" type of mindset. Sometimes, I just want to lounge on the couch with my family and... Continue Reading →

Wrapping Up 2018

Tonight is another rainy evening. Sparkles and I were up early this morning. We went to the hospital to get her labs done and then picked up breakfast. I did not want to spend two hours at the hospital like... Continue Reading →

2019 Word

For the past several years I have spent the ending days of the year in contemplation. I like to choose a word each year to help me focus (and sometimes refocus) on the dawning year. I also like to say... Continue Reading →

Christmas Concussion

December has been a full month for us. Unfortunately in the middle of this busy season I took a tumble down the stairs and ended up with quite a few bruises and a concussion. For the most part I have... Continue Reading →

Review: Ellie Claire Devotional Journals

I was surprised to receive three more beautiful journals from Ellie Claire to review. Somehow, I managed to sign up for these when I thought I was confirming the previous review post dates. I'll consider it a happy accident though... Continue Reading →

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