The Cringeworthy

When I think on some of my favorite warm and fuzzy words, incandescent and whimsy are welcomed to my mind like the gentle breeze at a beach. However (and that’s a BIG however), there are some words that are downright grimace-inducing. These words and their meanings are strewn together in just the wrong way, and to me, they’re the Frankenstein…

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Book Fun

Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds

  My daughter picked out a true gem at the library last week. We read Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds again and again and then again some more. The picture book follows Mr. Tweed as he helps his friends find their lost items. In fun, Where’s Waldo-type illustrations, readers will find balloons, mice, fish and much more. My son enjoyed how…

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The Not So Random

One of the many elements of a memorable story is how the seemingly random details all weave together, and by the story’s end, aren’t random at all. How the grandson stumbled upon his grandfather’s long lost and final piece of missing art at a simple garage sale, or how the woman’s runaway dog just happened to be cared for by…

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Crab Cakes & Happy Campers

      Our little family is a family of four. Though we aren’t the biggest family (not even close, really), it is quite the task to cook something that everyone will eat without the usual prodding from me. There is one dish, however, that I can always count on: crab cakes. This dish is one of our family favorites,…

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Book Fun, Uncategorized

A Winning Combination

One of my absolute favorite weekend activities is to grab a steaming cup of coffee and head out to the bookstore. Perusing those full shelves with a hot cup of joe in hand, surrounded by so many waiting adventures is seriously “it” to me. I could literally spend hours doing this exact thing. So the next time your racking your…

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Beloved Scripture

  One of my treasured hats in life is to teach K-2 students in our church AWANA program. This year, one of our big group lessons focused on the below scripture: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17 I adore…

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