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Pumpkin Pickin', Pumpkin Carving, Perfect Pumpkin Picnic Day!

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Pumpkin Pickin', Pumpkin Carving, Perfect Pumpkin Picnic Day!

I've been going through my blog post from 2017 because I need to free up some file space.  This was such a fun day for us, I wanted to share it.  This was only about  a month after Steve got out of the hospital from his hip surgery and strokes.  At the time, it took all his energy to get from the car to the pumpkin patch.  Now, he is fully recovered with NO lingering effects from the strokes. PRAISE THE LORD!  God is so good and I am so thankful for His faithfulness!   (Revised and reposted from 10/19/2017)  ...

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Chocolate Covered Cherries: a Lesson on Waiting

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Chocolate Covered Cherries: a Lesson on Waiting

  I recently was blessed with a large jar of maraschino cherries. As I was pondering on what to do with them, I decided to make one of my favorite treats, Chocolate Covered Cherries.  This candy takes me back to my great-grandma's house which was just up the driveway from my grandparents.  My sister and I would walk up to see her when we visited them.  On the walk up to her house, we would be filled with the anticipation of seeing her, hearing the stories she'd tell, and the promise of a treat. She always had something for us...

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Holiday Family Gatherings: Tips to Let them See Jesus in You

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Holiday Family Gatherings: Tips to Let them See Jesus in You

    Over the hill and through to woods, to Grandmother house we go. It's that time of year when we get together with family and friends. It will so great to see everyone and you're looking forward to good food and fellowship. These are people you love and pray for them to know Jesus. You're determined to be a good witness and let Jesus shine through you.   And then during all the greetings and hugs, you suddenly realize your family is not perfect. This gets together isn't the Hallmark moment you envisioned and your determination to let them...

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