The Cure for Death

June 22, 2013
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It has been a tough week. June 22 is always bittersweet for me as it is the day my sweet mom went home to be with the Lord. Life has been difficult without her and her presence in our lives is missed daily. This year has been especially hard as I also lost my 20-year […]

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Glorious Peonies

June 8, 2013
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For Pink Saturday, I am sharing these glorious peonies! I would love to tell you that I grew them myself, but alas, I bought them last night while grocery shopping! Normally I only see cut peonies at the Flower Market, but I spied these in the fresh flower section of my local Vons store, and […]

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Memorial Day, the Midway and a Salute to Bob Hope and the Military

May 26, 2013
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In addition to backyard barbeques, many people like to celebrate Memorial Day by visiting military icons and memorials. Being a military town, San Diego has some wonderful sights to see. One of my favorite places is just south of the airport and north of Seaport Village, where several great memorials pay tribute to our nation’s […]

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Lessons of the Sparrow

May 15, 2013
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What a busy week this has been! If you’ve been watching the news, you know of the multiple scandals, congressional hearings, jury verdicts and all other sorts of trouble and mayhem our country is embroiled in. My goodness, it makes my head spin around just trying to keep up with the latest breaking details! Jesus […]

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Praying for America

April 28, 2013
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The National Day of Prayer is an annual event observed on the first Thursday in May. This year it falls on May 2. Created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, Americans are encouraged to pray for the country. While observance is open to all […]

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The Revolve Tour: This is Love

April 14, 2013
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Yesterday my sister and I took my niece and her friend to The Revolve Tour, which is the teenage-girl equivalent to a Women of Faith conference. Started as a ministry of Women of Faith, the purpose of Revolve is to encourage young ladies as they navigate the difficult years of junior high and high school. […]

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Jesus is the Final Lamb

March 30, 2013
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Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.  Genesis […]

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Bringing Spring Indoors

March 20, 2013
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It has been a very mild winter in Southern California, and indeed some days have been downright hot! While it seemed as though we didn’t have as many cool days as we should have had, the warmer weather has ushered in spring a bit earlier than usual. Unhappy as that makes my allergies, the blossoming […]

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The Bible Comes to Life in a New Television Series

March 2, 2013
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Tomorrow night a new 10-part miniseries will air on the History Channel. Filmed in Morocco and other locations, The Bible brings familiar stories to life in a way that people can relate to. The airing is the culmination of a five-year project of husband and wife team Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Downey is best […]

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Meandering through Disney’s Buena Vista Street

January 27, 2013
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Last fall and again this month, I had the pleasure of touring Disney’s recently-opened Buena Vista Street, a multimillion dollar make-over of the California Adventure theme park entrance. Spanish revival and Art Deco-styled buildings pay tribute to the world Walt Disney met as a young idealist, when he traveled from Kansas City to Los Angeles […]

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