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What is Minimalism?
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What is Minimalism?

Dec 28, 2017 by

Minimalism is a word that cannot be constrained to an absolute definition. The word is alive and ever evolving so assigning one meaning really doesn’t do it justice. I am going to define it as how it applies to me and my life today. The definition could change at anytime as I grow and change with the word. I encourage you to explore minimalism...

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50
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50

Nov 30, 2015 by

Age: the length of time during which a being or thing has existed; length of life or existence to the time spoken or referred to. I start most of my blog posts with a definition and this one really hit me hard. I just turned 50 and I hope my life hasn’t been just that of existing. I always thought of my life as...

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Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2015 by

Rich: having wealth or great possessions: abundantly supplied with resource, means, or funds: wealthy. Thanksgiving is here and many of us are blessed to be seated at a table with an abundance of food and our family members at arms length, what a wonderful day. I realized how truly rich I am and how rich most of the American population is. I had never...

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Yankee In The Bible Belt 2.0
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I woke up last night and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I started thinking of why am I writing a blog.  I realize that I have stumbled upon what my blog really is.  I’ve been granted an opportunity to start a new adventure and I am so excited about it that I could burst.  I usually jump into things with all I have,...

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Our Thing
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Our Thing

May 19, 2015 by

I am laughing as I have dragged my husband into yet another one of my things.  I feel sorry for him because when I am passionate about something he is usually the one who “suffers”.  I have the opportunity to start a store where I sell all things up cycled and I have a passion for it.  I have always cringed at the thought...

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Prescription For Kindness
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My day started off with a phone call to my insurance company to find out why my medication wasn’t shipping.  I was already irritated beyond measure when I finally got a live representative on the phone, which I hate that word now as I had to say it 5 million times to the automated phone system.  I asked the representative to explain to me why...

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Writing In The Margins
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I stumbled upon this book at our local Lifeway book store and was instantly drawn to it.  I came from a home that believed in Jesus but never discussed in depth what that was all about.  I had a bible but was taught that to write in it would desecrate it (like it came from the Pope himself).  You placed it on a shelf and...

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Whispers Of Hope
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Whispers Of Hope

Mar 30, 2015 by

Spring is kind of my resolution time.  I see the plants starting to bloom new blooms and I feel I need new blooms to share with those I love.  Books are one of my downfalls next to chocolate.  I love devotional books and I have many to choose from at any given time, so when I ran upon this Beth Moore devotional I was intrigued at how different...

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Celebrity Apprentice
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I am not a big fan of reality television, but I do watch Celebrity Apprentice.  I like that it is a business competion that raises money for charity.  I was amused this season at the women of the cast that had so much plastic surgery.  I was so distracted by them that I couldn’t concentrate on the show or the task at hand.  I wondered why these women...

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Filter
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Filter

Feb 19, 2015 by

Filter; any substance, as cloth, paper, porous porcelain, or a layer of charcoal or sand, through which liquid or gas is passed to remove suspended impurities or to recover solids. I often start my blog posts with a word that has stayed with me for a few days.  The word filter has been with me since Sunday and wont leave my mind, so it must...

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Constant
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Constant

Feb 15, 2015 by

Constant: not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable I had read my devotional this morning and all through the day a word kept making itself known in my head.  I looked the word up for its true definition and was surprised at its meaning and how clear it was.  My passage this morning was one of making sure you put Jesus first and foremost...

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Saint Valentine
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Saint Valentine

Feb 15, 2015 by

February 14 is quickly approaching and I began to wonder where this idea originated.  I assumed that Hallmark invented it.  I did some investigating and it is not a Hallmark invention.  The Valentine tradition began around 270 AD with a priest named Saint Valentine.  This priest was made a saint after he was executed for believing in love.  The Roman Emperor of the time, Claudius II wanted...

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Infectious!
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Infectious!

Feb 4, 2015 by

Infectious: communicable by infection, as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another. I volunteer at a food pantry and was struck by how quickly the mood can shift from good to bad.  I was a witness to this phenomenon recently.  I was working at the front desk and had the unfortunate task of helping someone who was just...

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Who are you wearing?
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Materialism: preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts and considerations with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual or cultural values.   “Who are you wearing?” was the title of a sermon I was listening to a few weeks ago.  This  got me to thinking about clothes and shoes etc.  Which we adorn ourselves with.  The word materialistic keeps coming to my...

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Olive Tree
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Olive Tree

Jan 2, 2015 by

I received a gift from my dad for Christmas and I keep reflecting on what it means to me.  My dad is 74 and has always done woodworking.  He has made some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture that will be cherished for generations to come.  I received a pen made out of olive wood from Jerusalem.  Historically, the olive tree’s leafy branches are considered...

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Remember December!
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Remember December!

Dec 27, 2014 by

I cant help but wonder how it is that December roars in with dazzle and hype but on December 26th we are dumping our Christmas trees off to be carted  to the landfill and decorations are put back in the attic and all things Christmas are forgotten until next October when the stores and media begin the bombardment of materialism all over again. The Christmas season has become something so...

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Christmas Tree
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Christmas Tree

Dec 15, 2014 by

It was majestic in beauty with its spreading boughs, for its roots went down to abundant waters.  The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor could the plane trees compare with its branches, no tree in the garden of God could match its beauty.  I made it beautiful with abundant branches, the envy of all the trees of Eden in...

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Sharing
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Sharing

Dec 9, 2014 by

My husband and I were invited to a pre opening training at a new Cheesecake Factory in our home town. It was all complimentary so we were even more excited about the invite.  I will say it was a great evening with more food than we could even begin to eat.  The big moment had arrived, the handing of the cheesecake menu (ta da).  We...

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