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How clean is TOO clean, or maybe, clean ENOUGH?

We have our house listed, and because of that, need to keep it somewhat clean. Which makes me wonder: how clean is too clean, or clean enough? Because my husband and I have vastly different answers. I’m of the mindset that the cleaner the house is, the more it will look like it’s been consistently maintained…

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Monday Morsels 7.30.14

This weekend was sort of a lazy weekend.  Instead of spending my time outside in the hot sun, I started to take apart our homeschool schoolroom.  More on that later.  But it meant that I took the first of many boxes of books to a wonderful used book store we have here in Tennessee –…

Do we really all want Fame?

  When I exercise, I strap on an armband, pop my phone into it and choose between several different music service playlists. Songza, Spotify, Pandora and now Amazon Prime Music – they all have their own unique blends of playlists; I like a lot of variety, hence, all of them. The other day I was…

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Spelling Right Words Wrong

Have you ever looked at a word that, although you know it’s spelled correctly, just doesn’t look like it should? Words that you’ve read literally thousands of times and never given a thought to before?  Sometimes that happens to me; words sneak up on me as I write them (or think them in my head)…

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Monday Morsels 7.21.14

Last week, it was dusty and hot.  And I wanted rain to cool things down.  Sometimes, you wish for rain and it doesn’t rain.  But then other times, you wish for it, and the rain won’t stop.  And, if you’re like me, you get annoyed that it won’t stop.  Why is that?  Why do we wish…

Summer Trifle

…this post is about a fruit-filled trifle that has become one of the tastes of summer for me and my family. You know, like watermelon says summer. Corn-on-the-cob says summer. Hamburgers on the grill say summer. Like that.

My Plot of Lentils

In my morning Bible reading the other day, I read something that struck me as odd. Sometimes I’ll read a passage that immediately I’ll know God is using to teach me something.  Likewise, I’ve learned to pay attention to the oddities, because usually He’s trying to get my attention.  I’m thinking this is one of…