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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Exquisitely Pink Vintage China

January 12, 2013
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To celebrate Pink Saturday, I thought I’d share some lovely items from my collection of vintage china. Shopping for and acquiring antique dishware is a passion of mine, and as it so happens I have collected quite a few pieces that are exquisitely pink! The 3-tiered server is a temporary resident in my collection as […]

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Called Home Before Christmas

January 6, 2013
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It was a bittersweet holiday for three families as their loved ones were unexpectedly called home shortly before Christmas. While differing in ages and places in life, all three were believers whose lives reflected Christ. I didn’t know all of them personally, but they or their families had a nexus to my life so I […]

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The Miracle that is Christmas

December 24, 2012
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Through the prophet Isaiah, a promise is given. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.  Isaiah 7:14, KJV For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his […]

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DIY: How to Make a Tea Cup Bird Nest Silk Floral Arrangement

December 15, 2012
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These little arrangements are simple to make and have the added benefit of re-purposing cups and saucers which have been broken and then repaired. You will need a cup and saucer set, a Styrofoam ball, a small bird, moss, silk flowers, leaves, berries, French ribbon, small straight pins, and a hot glue gun. Step one: […]

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