Monthly Archives: December 2012

Floral Friday 12.28.12


“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  ― Annie Evett  

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Floral Friday 12.21.12


“Christmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”                 … Continue reading

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Jubilee Project, Fireflies


According the the CDC: “March 29, 2012 — One in every 88 U.S. children — and one in 54 boys — has autism, the CDC now estimates.” Recognizing and diagnosing Autism spectrum disorders has come so far in the last twenty … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap:
I rarely write personal posts but I just read about something at Kerry Dwyer’s blog site that reminded me of something that changed my life, something I wanted to share, the power…

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A Life Unexpected


I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle.  I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.  ~Mother Teresa The world didn’t know then, the moment of your birth, what purpose your life would serve.  From … Continue reading

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Second Star From the Right…


A few days ago, Journeyman1977 awarded me my second star for the Blogger Award 2012. Journeyman1977 Blogs from Sri Lanka, and is making his way through a painful and horrifying predicament.  His struggles are full of insight into human nature, … Continue reading

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Floral Friday 12.14.12


“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” – Pericles

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Amazing Grace


My cousin sent this to me in an email yesterday, and after a rather rough and stressful day, I thought it would be perfect to share with everyone as a great way to start their day. As I listened to … Continue reading

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Drugs and Alcohol


This past weekend was a whirlwind around here.  Yesterday, the twins left at 6:30 AM to go to an indoor track meet two hours away–their first one of the season.  We had planned to join them later on to see … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons


“Just before the death of flowers, And before they are buried in snow, There comes a festival season When nature is all aglow.” Author Unknown  

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