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Christmas: A Time to Rest

**This article appeared Friday at HeartoftheMatterOnline. If you’d like, you can read it there! ** In our house, Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal. Like thousands of others, my table will groan under pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, … Continue reading

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Not a DIYDiva: Not Just a Decorating Book!

There is a lot of stuff out there on the internet. Yes, I do realize that’s a ridiculous understatement. It’s akin to saying, “There’s a lot of salt out there in the ocean,” or perhaps, “There’s a lot of hydrogen … Continue reading

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How to Make Snow for Your Christmas Tree

This little extra for your Christmas tree is something I discovered years ago after reading about it in a Gooseberry Patch Christmas book. Apparently, it used to be very popular. Well, in my house, it is again. Here it is: Christmas tree snow! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: What do Peace, Wisdom, and Work Have to Do With It?

My new article is up at Homemaker’s Challenge! Here’s a teaser … “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell … Continue reading

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How To Trim a Beautiful Christmas Tree

Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year. Has been since I was a very young girl. I think much of the reason is that it was the one time of the year we went to church, and I … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Thanksgiving: 1,000 Gifts

  In January I embarked on a mission: To write down 1,000 gifts by Thanksgiving. Inspired by Ann Voskamp’s lovely, heartbreaking, beautiful book, lined pages of notebooks and decorated pages printed off the internet and invisible pages in cyberspace began to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Gratefulness; a Review and Giveaway!

  Thanksgiving is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year.   It’s not just because it’s the day of my favorite meal of the year. (Why do I not make a turkey in July, I always wonder?) And it’s … Continue reading

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HSB Awards; Best Homemaking/Recipe Blog Nomination

So … I had a pleasant surprise this morning when a lovely reader said she’d happened upon my blog after reading my name in the list at the HSBAwards page under “Best Homemaking/Recipe Blog.” It was the first I’d heard … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women: Meet Magu

This is Magu (pronounced Ma-goo.) She is my marvelous mother in law. It took me awhile to find this picture. Because there are only three on her facebook page. Magu does not treasure pictures of herself. She does not take … Continue reading

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Need a Way to Be a Gift?

Updated: YWAM has said that since we’re obviously in reach and they trust God will bring in the rest, we’re free to continue giving right up to the week before they leave! So if you were away/broke that week and … Continue reading

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