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BATTLING THE BUDGET BLUES

Do you ever get the budget blues? The budget blues is the occasional feeling of discouragement and overwhelm caused by the gap between what you think you need/want and what your budget says you can afford. The feeling can be made worse by scrolling through Pinterest or watching HGTV. Battling the Budget Blues I have…

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For The Love Of New Orleans

I love New Orleans. The city many refer to as the Big Easy is known for her food, music, architecture, and much more. My love for New Orleans comes a surprise to many. In a way, I guess it came as a surprise to me, too. When we moved there in late summer of 1989,…

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I’m Going to Africa with Fear and Great Joy

Sometimes God plants a seed in our heart that takes years to grow. He is the Master Gardener sowing, fertilizing, watering, and harvesting when and where he chooses. The results of His work are always extraordinary. I’ve been vividly reminded of this truth lately and I want to share with you what I’ve learned about…

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Rocket City Marathon 2015

Huntsville, Alabama is a beautiful city with plenty of attractions and lots of ways to celebrate the Christmas season. We were there recently to cheer for our favorite runner in the Rocket City Marathon. The night before the race, Maddie, Caleb and I enjoyed the Tinsel Trail at Big Spring Park since it was just…

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The Desire of My Heart

Rest and reflection are my priority this week but I’m not a fan. Seriously. I mean I whine about needing a break, blah, blah, blah, then when the break comes I freak out a little. But I take some pretty pictures and think lots of thoughts and feel all the feelings. I want to share…

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A Summer Get Away {just for two}

A while back I shared with you Why We Get Away. Even if you’ve read it before I think it’s worth reading again. It’s all still true. We get away to be together. Just the two of us. This time we went to another nearby city that is fast becoming one of our favorite places….

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Our Cheaha Family Adventure

When we moved to Jacksonville 12 years ago we were thrilled to find out that we were just a short drive away from Cheaha State Park. It’s the highest point in Alabama at 2407 feet above sea level and the coolest spot to be in the middle of July in the south. This park has…

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The End

Looking back through some of my writing from 2012 I found these words. I needed them again today. Maybe you need them, too. A week ago at this time I was strolling through the streets of New Orleans with Eric chatting about where we wanted to have lunch. I was keenly aware that the trip…

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