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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Well...I Hadn't Planned on That...~Guest Blogging Day



To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.
All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the Lord.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:1-3 NIV


Last year our daughter reveled in the glory of watching the K-Love Fan Awards on TV. We had streamed it through our Apple TV and it was a thrilling experience for her. Considering the fact that she doesn't even like watching MOVIES because they run so long, her staying put long enough to watch an award show for 3-4 hours was a miracle.


This year, we had planned to do the same thing. She had even suggested we use TV trays to eat dinner in the family room while we watched. We were ready for an "easy" night...
A.K.A. TV was going to entertain her, and I was likely going to fall asleep.
My husband, fortunately, realized a couple hours before show time that it was NOT going to be streaming live aside from on the radio station.


Uh-oh. 


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summers on Owl Lake


Root beer barrels,
Grandpa cleaning fish,
Dancing in the laundry room,
Solid Gold and Hee-Haw.

Dinner at The Anchor Inn, 
Grandma leading devotions,
Swimming in our own lake,
Dallas and Charlies' Angels.

Cinnamon toast in the oven,
Pastor Tom playing flashlight tag,
Playing restaurant in the playhouse,
The Price is Right and The Great Space Coaster.

Ice Cream at the Fancy Freeze,
Annie playing piano at church,
Swinging on the squeaky tires,
The Love Boat and Little House.

Pudding or Push-up Pops,
The Liceas sleeping over,
Petting a white puppy dog named Boomer, 
Guiding Light and Days of our Lives.

Like sands through the hour-glass...



Written in response to TheWritePrompts

Thursday, June 2, 2016

My Top 7 Bible Passages to Remember When it's IEP Time ~ Guest Blogging Day


There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens...
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

It's time for our daughter to transition to middle school.  More so than moving from Wisconsin to Nevada, this transition is taxing on my mental state.  I mean, I'm a substitute teacher, and I SEE the difference between elementary and middle school every day!!!  So, the fact that God has me simmering on some very comforting verses at THIS particular time has been quite helpful and has kept me CLINGING TO his promises.

Here, in no particular order, are my favorite pieces of scripture to remind me of God's love and faithfulness during IEP season and times of transition...

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