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a LINEAGE of GRACE (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: a LINEAGE of GRACEAUTHOR: Francine Rivers SUMMARY:This is a historical-fiction that tells the story of five pivotal women in the Bible. Not only does this book give us a BEAUTIFUL story of HOPE (Tamar), FAITH (Rahab), LOVE (Ruth), GRACE (Bathsheba) and OBEDIENCE (Mary), it shows how each woman part of the bloodline of Jesus […]

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Renovation: Before & After!

Matthew sees potential.I see work. Matthew says, “Let’s make it our own!”I say, “Too many expensive choices.” Matthew smiles as the dust reveals transformation.I look at a destroyed house, feel overwhelmed and head back to the apartment (where I decide I wanted to live forever and ever). All the work we’ve put into our ‘new’ […]

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“The Road Back To You” (My thoughts on the book)

BOOK: “The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery”AUTHOR: Ian Cron & Suzanne Stabile DISCLAIMER: I am MAJORLY OBSESSED “intrigued” with learning more about personalities, feelings and motivation behind what we do. Before all of my kids knew how to spell their own middle names, I already had an individual binder for each […]

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Discovering the Bible

Honestly, I didn’t like it.I held this gift in my lap, but I couldn’t help but feel like it wasn’t, at ALL, what I wanted or even needed. As I looked at the black-and-white pattern and thick, leather exterior, it felt dated and too formal. It certainly didn’t feel like a case a 22-year old […]

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My sister asked me to snap a few, quick iPhone photos of my niece on our last day at the beach. Even though I was tempted to use my phone (because uploading and sending is WAAAAY easier), I grabbed my “big camera” and headed to the sand. Even though I’m a HUGE fan of learning […]

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Maui: Favorite Spots

For our 15 year anniversary several years ago, Matthew and I traded-in some hotel points and booked our first trip to Maui. The warm breeze, beautiful waters and scenic coast quickly told us we would be back again (…and again) (… and again) (…and ‘let’s go ahead and plan ‘Road to Hana’ for next year’s […]

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MAUI (…on a budget!)

Each year when Maui sees that, ONCE AGAIN, it’s won the prestigious award of “Best Island in the World,” it gives all the restaurants, hotels and stores the thumbs-up to increase prices even more. (Or at least that’s how it plays out in my own mind.)Whales, sea turtles, dolphins, waterfalls, forests, mountains and breathtaking hikes […]

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