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Single Moms – Raising Boys to Manhood

Hi all! It’s time for my Single Moms Saturday Series – Raising Boys to Manhood. Last night we had 13 boys and their leaders stay overnight at our house. (We’re a host home for a youth retreat.) As those testosterone-laden boys converged on our home,

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Thanksgiving Tablescape (Legend of the Five Kernels)

Years ago, I found a little story called “The Legend of the Five Kernels.” I included it at each place setting that Thanksgiving. It’s a great way to remember the first Thanksgiving. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”

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Single Moms Saturday Series

Next Saturday I’m starting a series for single moms.  In this series I’ll be giving them tools to teach their boys about manhood. Yeah. I know. A woman teaching a woman how to raise her boys to manhood is highly unconventional. A father would normally

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Intentional Parenting: Rescuing Our Kids From the Jaws of the Lion

It’s a crazy world out there. Our kids are being preyed upon – and in many cases – being devoured by it. The world works overtime to conform our kids to its “Image”. It communicates ideas about beauty, body image, sex, relationships, drinking, success, pleasure-seeking, entitlement without

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Pumpkin Pickin’ & Hayrides Book Review

Hello friend! Today, I want to share a very special project a friend of mine has just finished. Let me tell you – it will bless your socks off! My friend, Ruth Ann (“Aunt Ruthie”), has an adorable blog over at the Sugar Pie Farmhouse.

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Thanksgiving Tablescapes 2012

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and it’s probably the most overlooked. This week, I’m focusing on Thanksgiving tablescapes. A tablescape creates undeniable ambience. The focal point of the tablescape is the centerpiece. Honestly, creating a centerpiece has always been a bit of a

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Autumn – The Year’s Last Loveliest Smile

I can’t believe how beautiful it is right now! As I rode my bike, the trees “rained” leaves. It literally steals my breath. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.”

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Decorating a Cozy Autumn Porch 2012

Hello fellow traveler! Come on in and sit awhile. It’s the third week of Melissa’s Fall Nesting Series over at The Inspired Room. This week the theme is “decorating mantels and porches.” When you’re finished here, go on over and check out some other blog

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Fall at The Cozy Little Warming House

Welcome weary traveler! Decorating for Autumn is something I begin anticipating around late July when summer’s heat becomes really oppressive. In August, my son was asking me when I would put the decorations up. As I decorate, my goal is always to make my home

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The Fall Wallow Top Twenty+

Hello friend! Welcome to week one of my Fall nesting series. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Here are twenty+ things I love about it! 1.    Getting to wear my boots again! Yay! 2.    Walking/hiking in the crisp autumn air with flushed cheeks.

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