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Odyssey Adventure Club…Join today for ONLY $5!!

Odyssey Adventure Club…Join today for ONLY $5!!

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 For a limited time, you can listen to a new episode of Adventures in Odyssey for FREE! Album 58, The Ties that Bind, will be available this fall for digital download and CD purchase, but if you join the Odyssey Adventures Club, you can listen to the full album now! Guess what? The $5 special held last month was extended through the end of July, too, so you can join in the fun for only $5!

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Adventures In Odyssey

I remember being in my late teens-early 20s. I was working for a local dentist, who played Christian radio throughout the office. Every afternoon a kid’s program would come on and life would almost come to a stop, so everyone could listen.

Almost 30 years later, I’m still a fan.

The program?

Adventures in Odyssey.  Whit, Connie, Eugene, Bernard, Mr. Walton, the whole gang.

Recently I grabbed my…

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I Quit Sugar {A Review}

I Quit Sugar {A Review}



Several years ago I quit sugar, or more accurately I stopped eating anything with any type of refined sugar/sweetener. I used raw honey in baking, and saw a huge reduction in my seasonal allergies.  I still have them, and they are still bad but not at all like they were.

I’ve been curious since then about how my body acts and reacts to different foods. The…

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This week….

This week….

I had such grandiose plans for this week. It was vbs week at church and three-fourths of us were involved in helping. One-fourth of us decided the best way to help was to stay home and out of the way, thereby giving her plenty of time to deep, deep clean her house and declutter.

(Have you ever noticed decluttering is a full time job? The more you do it, the more you have to? Its like all your…

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Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini {A Review}

Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini {A Review}

I am not The Pioneer Woman. I’m not even a pioneer woman.  What’s more I don’t want to be a pioneering woman. There was a short time in my life when I did aspire to be one, it was during my Laura Ingalls Wilder phase. But even then in the back of my mind was the horrid thought of “they didn’t have french fries.”

I am indebted to those who have gone before and paved the way for me to have the…

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Today is supposed to be in the upper 80s, and to that I say “Bring it!” I celebrated by doing this:


That is my “yard waste” container. It was empty when I started. And I mowed my grass last week..sometime.

Here is a difference between Mr. FullCup and myself. He asked me last night how I was going to spend my morning alone (it’s vbs week at my church), I replied, “Run, mow the grass, do laundry,…

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Samantha Sanderson: At the Movies

Samantha Sanderson: At the Movies

(NOTE: I myself have not read this book. You see my 11 year…err 11.5 year old daughter yanked it nicely out of my hand as soon as it was opened and I have only seen it in her hand. And I heard her giggling over it and exclaiming happily, “I LOVE this BOOK!” So here is her review.)

I love this book because it is very well written plus it seems like the sort of thing that really could happen. The…

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Need help?

Moms are an interesting lot. We have a constant fear of failing  hanging over our heads. We’re pretty darn sure we’re warping our children for life, and will indeed spend billions of dollars on the million hours of therapy our children will need. We’re desperate for help as our hope drains to nothing. But we’re so darn stinking afraid to ask for the help we need. We don’t want anyone else to know…

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Springingly Spring-like.

With a little bit of summer tossed in for good measure.


I have worked and worked to get my yard looking lovely.  I have had quite a bit of trouble with grubs (grrrrrr) destroying the grass, and a husband who despises yardwork, so I have taken it over.

I made my own grub killer and it seems to have worked. Which makes me no end of happy.


Isn’t it lovely!?!?!?!?!

You can’t really see my irises…

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This week has been simply delicious. The sun has been high, the clouds few, the temps soaring, the iced coffees flowing.  I have been able to really get out, exercise and get some work done. During the cold months I find it too easy to give into the pull of the recliner and allow the lack of motivation to dictate my day. But when the sun is shining and it’s warm, it’s an entirely different story.

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