Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime

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One of my favorite fragrances and spices to use is cinnamon. When baking, the fragrance of cinnamon fills the home with a welcoming aroma - especially in those cool, crisp autumn and winter days. Today I'm celebrating this spice and fragrance by enjoying Sweet Cinnamon Scones for Teatime and the Charm of Simple Things. 'Beauty lies in quiet … [Read more...]

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Tour Through Blogland

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“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is … [Read more...]

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Thirty Days Hath September

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A Month of Transition I am sitting here with coffee cup in hand thinking - wow, it's September and I can't help but think of the poem many use to remember just how many days each month has. As I recall this I'm making lists in my mind, just what do I want to accomplish in these 30 days! September is a transition time from the summer months and … [Read more...]

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In the Morning

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First Thoughts When I awake, my mind begins to churn and to list all of the things I need to do. I think of the challenges of life that are happening in my life and the lives of those I love. I've begun to train myself to wrangle my thoughts and to purposefully begin by prayer and praise in the morning. Beautiful Lyrics I have Steve … [Read more...]

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On Depression

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The Silent Battle In recent news, the topic of depression has come to the forefront of discussion in the tragic story of actor, Robin William's death. My heart hurt when I heard that he often battled depression and ultimately made the decision to end his life. Deep depression is something you completely understand or can't fathom at all. … [Read more...]

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Peaceful Morning

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Good News When I was a teen, one of my favorite music artists was Anne Murray. One of her songs resonates with me right now, 'A Little Good News'. The lyrics from the '80's could have been written today. Not much has changed and we know more and more because of instant news. Morning Habit My morning habit, once I've gotten ready for the … [Read more...]

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New Life

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She's Coming Back Several weeks back, I noticed my beloved La Marne rose, the one that touched my heart when we were looking at this house some eleven plus years back, had some damage from the winter's harsh ice storms. You could tell she was an old rose by the size of her trunks and she reached over seven feet tall. I have not done much to … [Read more...]

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I Know You

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  In my room I brought a bit of home with me - an electronic photo frame, teacup - with tea and flowers.I thoroughly enjoyed myself at Haven last week. It was such a delight! One of the greatest parts of the event was meeting several Bloggers. Some of the most thrilling  moments included the words.... I Know You! Let me tell you, … [Read more...]

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Come and Rest

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Do you ever start your week tired? There are so many things that can weigh us down, make us weary. Schedules and activities, interruptions, deadlines, discord, disappointment. Sometimes we just feel tired from the dailies of life. That's where I am this morning So, where do you turn when you're tired and perhaps easily discouraged by all … [Read more...]

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Necessary Pruning

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Life Lessons in the Garden   Dearest and I worked in our garden the first official day of summer. The garden can be such a source for learning. I can so well envision what God is teaching me there.  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; Song … [Read more...]

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