Category Archives: The Parlor: Personal stuff

An Unexpected Gift {Part Two}

(Read An Unexpected Gift {Part One} here!) …A surprise snowstorm was headed toward Harrisburg, and expected to leave at least six inches in its wake. “No way,” I said, basically echoing most voices in the hall. “In October?” I awoke … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Gift {Part One}

(Humor me? This is a long story, so I’m breaking it up. The second half will appear tomorrow! Thank you for grace. *link is at the bottom of this page!*) The snow had been a gift. I remember when I … Continue reading

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What Happens if you Stay Married and Get Happy

This morning, might I share with you a beautiful email I received after my articles titled, Stay Married. Get Happy posted? The writer was gracious enough to say it was okay if I shared it with you. Names have been changed … Continue reading

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Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part Two}

Part One of this set can be found here: Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part One} So, if we’re married, we have to stay that way. Because God says so, because we promised to, and because we love our kids. Does … Continue reading

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Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part One}

This white screen looks extra large and blank this morning. Yesterday, I knew it was time to finally write this post that’s been running around my head for many months. I come to this topic with a certain measure of … Continue reading

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Be Satisfied!

I woke this morning with a song running through my head … yup, I’m pretty much wrecked. Just Enough~ Shaun Groves, From Third World Symphony Two things I beg of you Before I die don’t refuse Keep lies far from … Continue reading

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Unpacking Relevant {Part One}

  Blogging isn’t writing; it’s graffiti with punctuation. ~a vile untruth, from “Contagion”   We came together this weekend, we word-weavers.    We came from all over–from across our nation, and at least two others–to talk about our passion … our passions, truth … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms

This is something I wrote several years ago. But I needed to read it this morning … need to live it today … and thought maybe some of you might need it, too.   1 Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms If I … Continue reading

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Off the Hamster Wheel

Once in awhile, I find myself feeling like a little hamster in a big wheel. Running, running, running … and going *nowhere.* Today, the Lord clearly spoke to me, in the midst of one of those long going-nowhere-runs …  “For this reason … Continue reading

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Praying You Take Time to Rest!

Sundays are for rest. “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which … Continue reading

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