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31 Days to a Younger You:  $1.99 Sale

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Have you ever wondered, “If God cares only about the inner life, why bother with makeup, haircuts, or weight-loss programs?” My husband James has an answer…and if you know James, you can imagine him saying this.  He refers to the passage in 1 Samuel 16:7 which talking about David says, […]

Merry Christmas!

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As cute as my Mrs. Claus is, we know that Santa Claus is not the main character of Christmas. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, […]

Book Giveaway:  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp



It’s beginning to lo a lot like Christmas…so it’s time for a bo giveaway of Ann Voskamp’s beautiful bo One Thousand Gifts this week on the blog! Believe it or not, I just finished this bo which has taken so many readers on a journey of Eucharisteo…thanksgiving, grace, joy.  I’m […]

Sharon Jaynes on Becoming a Happy Wife

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Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: What a joy to have bestselling author and speaker Sharon Jaynes on the Happy Home Podcast this month.  Although Sharon grew up in a troubled home, she did not carry those negative habits into her marriage.  How did she break the pattern of a bren home […]

Why This Pyrex Dish Led to My First Stitches

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This dish los innocent enough, doesn’t it? But one week ago, it disrupted an otherwise normal evening.  Our family had just gotten home.  Everyone was upstairs and I was starting to put together dinner.  I held this dish on both sides and went towards the refrigerator.  As I placed it […]

The Pellicane Christmas Tree

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Every year, we put up our Christmas tree over Thanksgiving break.  We the way it lights up the house! We used to have a $2 beautiful artificial Christmas tree that we bought in Dallas, one hot summer day at a garage sale. That tree served us well for many […]

Book Giveaway:  Not Alone by Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller



I know you’re going to this guest post by my friend Lynn Donovan, author of Not Alone.  And..we’re giving away a free copy of the bo Not Alone.  To enter, simply leave a comment at the end of the post!  It started with a pound of hamburger. Yep, I discovered […]


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