Archive | June, 2012

Madeline Grace

Measuring Coffee, Sin, and Tomatoes

Yesterday I made Iced Mocha Frappes. Around here they are affectionately know as Mocha Frappe Dingos—Eric’s descriptive name of a froufrou coffee drink. However, he really likes this one, especially on a hot afternoon. Today I read this post, Irrevocable, by Sibi at Pearls and Grace. I think you should read it, too. I love…

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Madeline Grace

THE JOY OF LEARNING TO LIVE IN THE PRESENT

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy. But this requires a profound inner shift in our reality. Many of us unconsciously create dramas in our minds, expecting the worst from a situation only to have our expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Inadvertently, we become authors of our own…

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Dream House 1

BUILDING A DREAM HOME

In 1987, we both turned 20 and became husband and wife. I was a student at Samford University and Eric worked full-time at a sheet metal company. We lived in a trailer that my grandmother owned then we moved into the old house next door. We lived there for a year before moving to New…

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Stacy--July 2009

THE HARD LESSON I LEARNED ABOUT IMAGE MAINTENANCE

In 2012 my dermatologist confirmed that there were three places on my nose that were pre-cancerous and in need of treatment. I chose the new three-day treatment that would result in about 2 weeks of redness, burning, and peeling. It was awful! I don’t think I could’ve endured more than three days of the treatment! …

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Eric at Cades Cove

Him

I like him. I love him, of course. But I really like him. He makes me laugh and cry (happy tears). I like to hang out with him—a lot. We like to do the same things but mostly we just like to be together and talk—or not. Today was one of those hangin’ out days….

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Great Smokey Mountains

Friday Morning Worship

Our first morning in the mountains I stood on the deck of our cabin and watched the sunrise. I was speechless. So I grabbed my iPhone and listened to this. Words for my worship….

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Great Smokey Mountains

Priceless

Money spent for a trip to the Great Smokey Mountains—- $$$ Walking on the trail to Clingmans Dome—– Too far and too steep (almost) Hearing this 18 year old say, “This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen” And hearing this 72 year old say, “I’ve never seen anything like it”. Priceless.    

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