Monthly Archives: July 2011

On Sales and Samaritan’s Purse

What time is it? Photo Credit Time for back-to-school sales. I know…it hardly seems possible, but it’s that time of the year. So, while you’re stocking up on 25 cent crayons and reduced price markers, don’t forget to grab a … Continue reading

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Random Mom Question…

Photo Credit I don’t want to become one of those moms. You know the type: the kind that micromanage their kids’ schedules and make them be involved in every activity under the moon? I do want my kids to pursue their … Continue reading

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Picnic for Two on The Domestic Fringe

Photo Credit Summer is the perfect time for picnics. The thought of spreading an old quilt over a patch of soft, green grass, and gorging on the finest summertime delicacies while tiny birds serenade from the treetops makes me squeal … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Chickens…

Like I said, my mailbox went from empty to running over in no time. I had been wondering for months what Happyness’s family had purchased with the gift money I sent during the drought and/or illness months (a time when … Continue reading

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My Mailbox Runneth Over

For months and months, my mailbox looked like this: (Disclaimer: Not my actual mailbox) Photo Credit Well, not exactly. It has had plenty of bills and junk mail to fill it, but not one letter from my little Compassion friends. … Continue reading

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Sunday Smorgasbord

    Are you getting ready for back-to-school? Even if you’re just a bookworm like me, check out DealOz which searches the internet and compares book prices (they also search movies, video games, etc.).  Sometimes, I’ve found the prices can … Continue reading

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Temporary Tent Dwellers

Photo Credit   “We come from God and we go to God, and in between, we live in tents.” ~Joachim Jeremias   Life is short: how are you spending your tent dwelling days?

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Sunday Smorgasbord…in REVERSE!

Normally, the Sunday Smorgasbord is where I share some of my favorite links that I’ve discovered around the web. This week, I want YOU to share your links on specific topics. Game? School is rapidly approaching and I’ve got one … Continue reading

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Chances are, you did the whole parade-watching, watermelon-eating, fireworking 4th of July routine this week. Unless, of course, you live in Texas or Oklahoma where it’s so dry things might start self-combusting soon. In that case, just replace fireworks with homemade … Continue reading

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