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“Cheer”-ing You On!

I got this idea from a magazine years ago, and love it. So in keeping with my more practical posting, here it is: Get a large box of powdered laundry detergent, like Cheer, and empty it’s contents (I put it in a rubbermaid and use it). You may want to stuff the empty box with… Continue reading “Cheer”-ing You On!

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Really Yummy Dessert

Continuing with my annoying “Hints from Heloise” mode, I thought I’d pass on my new favorite, can’t go wrong summer dessert. I don’t know what it’s called. If you come up with a name, please post it. 1 small cool whip thawed 2 cups softened vanilla ice-cream 1 packet of peach jello powder* 4 cups… Continue reading Really Yummy Dessert

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A Far Better Blog

I am excited to announce, if you don’t already know, a new blog that I anticipate will be the source of much encouragement. Carolyn Mahaney (more on her later) and her three daughters started a blog today called Girl Talk (girltalk.blogs.com). I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to sitting in on conversations… Continue reading A Far Better Blog

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

The Builder Young, Yet later in life than some, He took his tools in hand And pulling out the blue print He sought to understand Just how to build a family When starting at square one. He looked around at other’s houses To see what they had done. Most hadn’t any bricks yet. Some hadn’t… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Dad

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Easy Summer Cookin’

These are some quick and easy recipes for summer cooking (who wants to be in a hot kitchen when the outdoors beckons?). My mother’s famous crock pot roast (this is one she makes when the whole family comes over after church – we love it!) A roast A can of cream of mush. (chicken/ celery… Continue reading Easy Summer Cookin’

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Blanket Time

What is blanket time? It is a survival technique I employ for that time of the day when we all need a break from each other (late afternoon for my family) particularly helpful for post-nap-age children. It is not an original idea; I heard about it from my sister-in-law, Abby, who heard about it from… Continue reading Blanket Time

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Spurgeon on Psalm 62:11, 12

Psalms 62:11-12 (ESV) 11 Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, 12 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love (mercy in some translations). For you will render to a man according to his work. “This looks rather like justice than mercy; but if we understand it… Continue reading Spurgeon on Psalm 62:11, 12