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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

I’m linking up today with a host of bloggers and we’re all sharing a few of our favorite things. You’re going to want to check them out. The link is at the bottom of this post. Our world today is kind of a mess. Maria attempt to distract the Von Trapp children from the awful storm outside by offering some happy distractions, I hope that by my sharing a few of my favorite things, you will find a small bit of solace from all the crazy out there.

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“Songs” That Women Need to Delete from Their Mental Playlist

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“Songs” That Women Need to Delete from Their Mental Playlist

I think many thoughts. My brain tends to run on high speed and barrel through my days (and often my nights) like a runaway freight train. My husband can confirm this. Some of my thoughts are good and fine and actually quite brilliant. But many of them are unhealthy.

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Hints of Spring: A Lenten Reflection

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Hints of Spring: A Lenten Reflection

Hints of spring arrive in England escorting fresh air and percolating the potential of life. Neighbors scurry about pruning their unattended gardens wrecked by winter’s slush. These days, the birds chirp a little louder and the sky seems a little bluer. The sun is beginning to stay awake longer making it possible for what was once hidden by winter’s protection to miraculously sprout in spring.

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Removing the Mask: How I Would Love To Tell You That I’m Organized

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Removing the Mask: How I Would Love To Tell You That I’m Organized

I would love to tell you that I’m organized. I would love to tell you that the clothes in my closet are color coded and all of my “Tupperware” is categorized by size and color. I would love to tell you that my computer files are neatly put into folders and I don’t have a million tabs open in my browser bar. But I can’t. And we’ll save the discussion of my email and photo hoarding tendencies for another day called “never”.

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When Winter Comes

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When Winter Comes

I tend to think of winter as a very short season which starts sometime in November and maybe lasts through January. When most people in the northern hemisphere are sporting parkas in the winter, it is not uncommon for those in South Texas to be donning shorts on Christmas day. I’m caught off guard a bit when a real blast of winter comes in February or April. Growing up in South Texas, our winters were always mild. Well, I suppose I can’t say “always” as there was that one year (one – in my almost half a century life) that it snowed. In truth then, besides that one phenomenon, our winters were always mild.

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Different Kinds of Gifts to Give for a Different Kind of Christmas

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Different Kinds of Gifts to Give for a Different Kind of Christmas

When we think of Christmas gift giving, we think of rocking horses, the latest and greatest doll, or maybe a shiny new bicycle and legos. Our minds and hearts turn to a simpler time in our childhood or at least what we wished for in our childhood. So much of Christmas revolves around kids because of the joy on their faces when they get a gift that they didn’t expect or even know existed. It’s exciting.

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A Different Kind of Happy: Musings on Our 28th Anniversary

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A Different Kind of Happy: Musings on Our 28th Anniversary

As I watched the video I put together of our “life so far” eight years ago for our 20th anniversary, a flood of emotions made their way to my eyes and gently trickled down my cheeks. It wasn’t like other times, though. This time the 3 minutes and 26 second photo journal concluded with a deep inhale of relief rather than exhales of grief.

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Building Character Into Our Children – Because It’s Worth It

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Building Character Into Our Children – Because It’s Worth It

The first thing I thought of when I started out to write about the topic of building character was the word “building”. When we come out of the womb we enter a fallen world. The womb is safe and perfect. The world is sinful. Upon that first breath of earthly oxygen, we left the perfectness of heaven and the sanctification process instantly began.

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You Won’t Cry Forever

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You Won’t Cry Forever

I’m not a big crier. I don’t typically cry during movies or other times when it seems normal for people to cry. Sometimes I’ve even thought my crier must be broken. But an event took place a few years ago in my personal life that turned my tear faucet on full blast and I thought it might be stuck.

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What’s on tab for today?

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What’s on tab for today?

On occasion, I take note of what tabs I have open on my computer. It’s a decent overview of where my life is, what’s going on in my story and what’s important to me at any given moment. This week’s Friday Five prompt from Mrs. Disciple is Bookmarks/Open Tabs. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a Friday Five post because we’ve been settling into our new home in the UK but I thought this one would be fun and easy enough.

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