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Day 6 of 10 Things To Tell Your Children Before Their Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) You must always choose your spouse over your parents. Those words can be most difficult to say when you are on the other end of that scenario. What …

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Day 7 of 10 Things I Want You To Know Before Your Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  ( Original Post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) Seven days and counting! Today, I want to talk about in-laws. Treat your in-laws the way you want to be treated. Try and remember that major things …

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Day 8 of 10 Things I Want You To Know Before Your Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day. (Original post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) Marriage isn’t always a Harlequin romance and eventually that honeymoon stage will come to an end. It’s stressful. It’s complicated. There is paperwork, moving, organizing, housekeeping, and long …

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Day 9 of 10 Things I Want You To Know Before Your Wedding Day

This post is a continuation of my Wedding Day Countdown – 10 things I want you to know before your wedding day.  (original post – http://wp.me/p2Uy1y-wv ) Nine days and counting! Today, I want to share with you about grace and forgiveness; specifically God’s grace and forgiveness. It’s a fact – you will hurt each other. …

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Ten Things I Want You To Know Before Your Wedding Day

There are 10 days to go. The checklist was compiled. The tasks have been done. The rest is in God’s hands; just as their life will be. Having checklists are a must for me, and my daughter has followed well in my tracks, but the lesson I’ve learned is that no matter how many lists …

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Gathered In This Sacred Space

This blog post was inspired by the new book by Karen Ehman titled, Listen, Love, Repeat which releases on November 15, 2016 you can purchase a copy at http://listenloverepeatbook.com. So often we hear the expression, no matter how much space I have in my home, they always gather in the kitchen. I’m sure everyone has …

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Sugar on Snow

Sugar on Snow – Winter’s Sweet Treat

A favorite tradition here in the Hudson Valley and throughout New York State is our Maple Sugar Festivals. Sugar houses open their doors and show the public how maple syrup is collected and made, as well as tasting the assortment of treats made with the sweet stuff. March 19-20 is the official Maple Sugar Weekend …

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A Creative “Twist” For Lent

Passing down customs and traditions of our faith, to our children, can be a lot of fun with a little creativity. When my kids were small, it was a bit of a challenge explaining to them “why” certain foods were off limits. Lent offers a great opportunity to explain the significance of penance, fasting, and …

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Shut Up And Take Your Blessing

It appears that I ticked off everyone as they left the house today. In an effort to offer some simple reminders, I apparently crossed into the “NAG ZONE”. I found myself, with each attempt, tightening my shoulders – just waiting to pounce. My mind began to rant – What are they getting annoyed at me …

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A Mother’s Blessing

                  Motherhood was my choice of careers.  When I was in my early 20’s my life was taking a different turn.  I had gone to college and looked forward to suits and skirts, grown up responsibilities, and a deep respect for what I brought to the table.  …

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