Dec
4

Persevere

It truly is crazy living on both sides of the Pond. That said, you may understand the craziness of what seemed like a simple task: baking cookies to add to the treats of our local church’s ESL class’ Christmas party last night. My new favorite word? Persevere! My first thought was to make a huge …

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Dec
1

30 Days of Content

“Monday, Monday. Can’t trust that day. Monday, Monday. Sometimes it just turns out that way.” I’m actively involved in a “30 Days of Content Challenge” through LearntoBlog. The challenge did not come at the most convenient time for me … what worthwhile EVER happens when it’s actually convenient? But I knew that I had to …

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Nov
29

Christmas scripture-writing challenge

December 1 is rapidly approaching and I have not given much thought to which reading plan I’ll use to help keep my mind focused on the reason for our celebrating. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season gets so crazy that I forget why I’m even celebrating! And if the parents and grandparents …

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Nov
28

Cheeese!

Today was the last day in Florida for our children and grandchildren. But we took advantage of this last day to hang out at the pool. For hours. Once again, the bad news is that I don’t have a waterproof camera. The good news is that from time to time someone picks up my phone …

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Nov
27

Left-overs

Friday. Refrigerator is bursting with left-overs. Browsing the internet, I recently found these taste sensations: Turkey/cranberry quesadillas. Several substitutions recommended. Leftover stuffin’ muffins. Combines all sorts of leftovers! Turkey Pot pie. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. Need I say more? 12 Recipes from ABC News. They certainly have resources to find fabulous! Trying to be somewhat …

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Nov
26

Family time at Disney World

Wow…I may have just had one of the best family vacations EVER. Seriously. A story a bit too long to share in this particular post, but, bottom line, we were blessed with a day at Disney with my sister, her husband, their daughter and son-in-law, our kids, their spouses, and our five grandchildren. Crazy. The …

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Nov
25

Give Thanks

Nov
24

Family vacation: Day one

Well, this is a first. An extended family vacation. Siblings. Multi-generations. And sun. Not too hot. But warm enough to enjoy the resort pool. Plenty of time to splash with little ones and dodge water cannons. (I must say that I didn’t see the other grandmothers and great-aunts fully committed to water play — how …

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Nov
23

Family legacy

Jim and I are reading such an interesting book: Dream Land by Lily Hyde. “One girl’s struggle to find her true home. It was meant to be like coming home…All her life, Safi’s parents have dreamed of returning to Grandpa’s native village in Crimea. But exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp is …

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Nov
22

Psalm 100

Sunday. A day set aside to rest and to join others in worshiping our Creator. Typically on Sundays I post specific Scripture verses that grandparents are turning to when praying for their grandchildren. But today, as we enter Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn to Psalm 100. Only five verses long, but so much truth…for us …

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