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Spring Tea Party Discussion

Last year my girls and I hosted our first Spring Tea Party Discussion. We invited a few friends and neighbors to our home and kept the preparation simple. The girls dressed up as princesses and sat at their own fancy table outside. The women sat around the kitchen table, which was decorated with fresh flowers […]

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Comfort Zone

**This page contains affiliate links. You can view my full disclosure HERE. “Mom, is it a good thing to step outside my comfort zone?” asked my daughter.   “Yes,” I said, giving her a cautious motherly glance, “as long as there is little risk for bodily harm.” “Oh, no need to worry about that,” she giggled.   {silence}   […]

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Seeds To Plant

A CALL TO PLANT SEEDS AND PRACTICE HOSPITALITY   The Bible teaches much about hospitality. Abraham, Lot….while much has changed since biblical times, Hospitality has a place in our lives too. We have many opportunities, both inside and outside our homes, to show/extend hospitality:   “God has beautifully designed each one of us to be […]

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Ideas For Rediscovering Face-To-Face Connection

  “There is so much sadness and depression in this world,” a friend recently lamented. “What we need is more face-to-face time… more connection.”   Ever since her comment, I’ve been paying closer attention to the opportunities for connection all around me.     Connection is a choice.  Will we choose it?   These people […]

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Making Memories

Memory making is a big deal in our family, as it is in yours, I’m sure. Family traditions, holidays, birthdays, vacations, the time little Johnny spilled a tub of honey on the carpet and then stepped in it. You know, the memories that make you smile (and sometimes cringe.) Keeping up with the memory record […]

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Renaissance Celebration: A Celebration Of Learning

Each year our family throws a history celebration in our home where we display the things we have learned that year for friends and family to enjoy. This past year we learned about the Renaissance Period, so in September we threw a Renaissance Celebration. Previous years’ celebrations have included The Ancient Times, The Middle Ages, […]

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A Story To Tell

Everyone has a story to tell, though I didn’t always realize it.   There was a time when I hid in my house behind locked doors, blind to the happenings of others. Why? Out of shame for my own story. Shame for certain things in my life that I preferred to keep hidden. “Yes, remaining […]

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