31 Days – Daniel and the Provision of Protection {Day 4}

October 4, 2012
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During the reign of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, Jerusalem was besieged by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. After plundering treasures from the temple, the conquering king had his people round up Israelites from the royal family and from ranks of the nobility. It was the habit of Nebuchadnezzar to carry away not only valuable artifacts from […]

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31 Days – The Adulteress and the Provision of Grace {Day 3}

October 3, 2012
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The story of the adulteress takes place during the time of Jesus’ ministry, when he was teaching, healing, and performing miracles. Whether in the temple courts or in an open field, crowds gathered to hear him speak. Many who heard his teachings or witnessed healings, believed that Jesus was the promised Messiah. Most of the […]

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31 Days – David and the Provision of Courage {Day 2}

October 2, 2012
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The story of David starts in the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel, at a time when Israel is under the rule of her first king. Things don’t go so well for King Saul, and after disobeying God, the prophet Samuel is sent to the house of Jesse to anoint his youngest son David to […]

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31 Days of God’s Provision – Encouraging Stories from the Bible {Day 1}

October 1, 2012
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God’s Provision is a subject very near and dear to my heart—so much so that it was the focus of a book, Held by God, which I co-authored with my sister after our family navigated through a series of crises that left our world in shambles. During those turbulent times we were forced to cling […]

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Thousands Watch as Space Shuttle Endeavour Completes an Historic California Flyover

September 26, 2012
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On Friday, September 21, 2012, thousands of California residents were able to take part in an historic event, as NASA scheduled the space shuttle Endeavour to take a victory lap around the state before making its final landing at the Los Angeles International Airport. Endeavour, and remaining sister shuttles, were retired in 2011. The original […]

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The 31 Days Blogging Challenge – A New Series Begins October 1

September 23, 2012
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Last year I read the tweet of a blogger announcing the topic of her 31 Day Series. Interested, I went to her blog to take a look. Along with about a gazillion other people, she was taking part in a massive link up, organized by a group of eight bloggers. The goal was to write […]

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Women of Faith Conference 2012-Celebrate What Matters

September 17, 2012
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This past weekend, my sister and I made our annual trek to Anaheim, CA, to attend the 2012 Women of Faith Conference—Celebrate What Matters. Having attended since 2003, we always look forward to this time of laughing, crying and learning what it means to be God’s daughter. The conference features a fabulous group of speakers […]

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Stylish Vera Bradley Laptop Portfolio for Pink Saturday

September 8, 2012
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Yeah, it’s Pink Saturday, and today I am sharing my wonderfully stylish laptop case! For all of you Vera Bradley fans out there, you will immediately recognize the design. This portfolio features drop handles and a 48 inch removable shoulder strap. Two side pockets—one zippered and one open, are roomy enough to hold all of […]

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Harvest America – A Recap in Pictures

September 2, 2012
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Last weekend I attended the two-night Harvest Crusade in Anaheim, CA. On Sunday the program was broadcast live to over 2,400 host sites all across the US, in a unique event called Harvest America. A ministry of Pastor Greg Laurie and Harvest Christian Fellowship, the annual crusades reach thousands of people each year, sharing with […]

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Visiting with the Leafy Sea Dragons at the Aquarium of the Pacific

August 20, 2012
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Are you ready for another road trip? Well, put on your walking shoes because we’re headed south to tour the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. Although it’s been there for quite some time, I’ve never had the opportunity to wander through it, until this weekend. I found the architecture of the building, […]

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