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Joy: The True Gift of Hospitality

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Joy: The True Gift of Hospitality

Tis the season for hospitality. Parties attended and parties hosted. Family gatherings here and there. As we welcome people into our homes here are some things I like to do to try to do to ensure they walk out of my home and back into theirs and take a little bit of joy along with them.

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Five Holiday Traditions That Need To Be Tossed! {And Ones To Replace Them With}

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Five Holiday Traditions That Need To Be Tossed! {And Ones To Replace Them With}

I’m following my own advice in writing this post and keeping it simple. No fluff here. I don’t have time for that today but I do have some words that I know someone out there needs to hear with their “eye ears”.

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Thank You Letters #FridayFive #LinkUp

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Thank You Letters #FridayFive #LinkUp

Today I’m feeling particularly thankful. There have been seasons when the words “Happy” and “Merry” in front of any holiday expression were hard enough to say and nearly impossible to feel. On this day, being mindful of my hurts and all who may be hurting, I am reminded of so many things I can be thankful for even in the thick of it.

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Name That Fear! – Five Fears And How I (try to) Face Them

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Name That Fear! – Five Fears And How I (try to) Face Them

I happen to own a mind that is filled with fears and doubts and a frenzy of thoughts that need to be reigned in and quenched like an uncontained mental wildfire.

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100th Post!!! A Reflection of Smiles

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100th Post!!! A Reflection of Smiles

On March 4, 2015, this blog was officially birthed. I’m not sure I smiled out of fear of being vulnerable but I’m quite sure God smiled. And He has continued to smile over us here at EPFH throughout the last 99 posts. This is post 100. Wow! Immeasurable blessings!

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5 Perks of Being Almost 50

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5 Perks of Being Almost 50

I’m almost 50. Just typing that out seems so bizarre. Not that 50 is old but I don’t think of myself as being half a century old. But alas, ‘tis true. The wrinkles don’t lie. I don’t mind getting old. I like that my hands look like my mom’s. I like that I have stories.

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Friday Five – Quotes That Challenge & Inspire Me

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Friday Five – Quotes That Challenge & Inspire Me

In putting this piece together on my favorite quotes, I thought, “This should be easy. I have SO many good quotes to choose from!” Then I thought, “This is going to be hard. I have SO many good quotes to choose from!!”

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Friday Five – Five Open Tabs

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Friday Five – Five Open Tabs

five open tabsOne of my favorite places to be is sitting with my feet propped up with my Macbook Air in my lap with my fingers clicking around on the keys, just as I’m doing at this very moment. Many of my keys are worn and letterless. I type a lot. The words in my head and heart are often screaming to get out. I try to oblige.

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5 Generations of Strong Women

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5 Generations of Strong Women

I was recently talking with a new friend about a book she is writing which is partially about the study of family blessings and family curses handed down through genetics. We discussed the blessing that a strong woman passes down from generation to generation. And it got me to thinking…

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Five Books To Read When Your Marriage Is In Crisis

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A good marriageA bit of a confession… Tommy, my husband, and I do not have a perfect marriage. Sometimes we don’t even have a good marriage. Did you think we did?

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