Serene Sundays

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  "For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward." II Corinthians 1:12 Dearest shared II Corinthians 1:12 last Sunday and it truly spoke to my heart. It is my … [Read more...]

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Saturday Inspiration

Saturday Inspirations

We're having a lazy start to our Saturday at A Delightsome Life. We have a wedding to go to this afternoon. Our son will be best man and Dearest will sing Etta James' 'At Last'. It is going to be a beautiful day. As I was looking around, the theme for Saturday's inspiration came from the title of Jacqueline's post - Taking Time for … [Read more...]

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Embracing Patina

Embracing Patina

There was a moment when Dearest and I began to appreciate the value of patina. We had been working hard when we purchased our house to repair cracks in our plaster walls, to caulk between cedar shingles and such. One day, someone came complimenting the detail in our home...and he helpd us learn to embrace patina. The Dust Bowl When Dearest … [Read more...]

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Saturday Inspirations

Saturday Inspirations

It's Saturday, Did you see the Blue Moon? It was gorgeous! I am always in awe of the beauty of creation...and that moon. Early this morning my daughter texted me, 'La Bella Luna'. I've shared my love of beauty with my children. I'm finding a lot of beauty and inspiration all around. Here's a few. Inspiration for this weekend. Simone at Fleaing … [Read more...]

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Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

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In the south, and in a number of other places, not only are we affected by the high temperatures, but also by the high humidity. It affects the feel of the temperature on the body. To me, it feels like wearing a coat. You sweat, but it doesn't dry off. I've looked for a number of ways to keep cool in the summer heat. I think I'm not made for … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Reasons to go to Haven Conference

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Top 10 Reasons to go to Haven Conference By me. There's a wonderful joy in knowing someone else understands you - understands what you do and what you like. This is one of the best reasons to blog and most especially to attend a blog conference. Reason #1: Cameraderie   All throughout the 2 1/2 days Dearest and I were at … [Read more...]

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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Every morning for the past couple months, my sister-in-law and I have morning devotion and prayer time. It came as a result of a need on her part...and then I realized how much of a need it was for me. This morning I am musing on new beginnings.   Each morning, we begin our prayer by thanking God for this new day...we never know what … [Read more...]

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Haven Conference Afterglow

Haven Afterglow

It was beyond my expectations. There was the familiar and there was the jaw-dropping awesomeness of the whole event. I am experiencing Haven Conference afterglow. This year, I took Dearest with me. As you will see, we had hilarious fun. On a Whim When Dearest has conferences, I tag along. But, I was only able to see him between sessions and … [Read more...]

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Blogging – Why Begin in the First Place

Blogging why begin in the first place

It happened. I began to blog less and less...unintentionally. I actually had big plans for expansion and such. But then, I accepted a responsibility that began to take more and more of my time. When I take something on, I do want to give it my best.  I Got off Track Blogging I shared in an earlier post the how and who I got off track. I … [Read more...]

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Planning a Wedding

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In a Sunflower Field We are so delighted that my youngest daughter is now engaged to her bestfriend. We've known for a while that they were making plans for their future...now it's official. We're planning a wedding. My Daughter's Vision   Her fiance's family has a sunflower field - beautifully situated with bands of hay between … [Read more...]

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