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Good Morning

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I wish I could tell you I was one of those people who wakes up early, takes the proper vitamins, and does a few posture enhancing stretches before spending an hour reading my Bible and praying. Unfortunately, I’m more of a snooze twice, rush a shower, grab coffee as I rush into work five minutes late kind of girl. I do notice a big difference when I start my day with some type of Spiritual time, however short. Like many of you, I often turn to Jesus Calling for these times. I really loved today’s… “Come to Me for rest...


They Draw & Cook

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    Trying new recipes has been an unexpected benefit of my new health kick. While looking for yesterday’s dinner, I came across this adorable site and wanted to share. They Draw & Cook is the largest collection of illustrated recipes from all over the world. Have a look and let me know if you try any (especially that lemon cake I can’t have at the moment).


#IShouldveKnownWhen

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Thanks for the positive feedback on the Red Flags!  I know this is directly after a R.F. post, but I am sitting here with my roommate Melody and we can’t wait to roll out another platform for your enjoyment (and hopefully participation).  The credit for the hashtag #Ishouldveknownwhen goes to Melody.  We use it around our circle to describe the moment you realize it’s not going to work out with someone. (Unfortunately, all of us have ignored it a time or two) I’ve had several friends send me their #Ishouldveknownwhens and here are the first ten. #IShouldveKnownWhen: He asked me to...


Red Flag: Karate

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This goes for ultimate fighting, WWF and MMA as well. I’ll admit, I can see how a guy might think this sort of male activity would up is appeal, but trust me, there is an internal red flag that goes up when someone you’ve just met tells you they are “into fighting”. We can’t help but wonder if you have a few screws lose. Perhaps it’s the anger thing, or the fact that we don’t understand it, or maybe some weird guy in college that everyone called “Karate Joe”ruined it for us. All I know is it’s a risky move....


Book Club: Paris Letters

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It happened again! That thing where random things connect perfectly:) On Saturday I was thinking I needed to find a new book to read. On Sunday my faithful reader-grandma-theologian friend, Alecia recommended Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod. Since February is the month of all things love and Valentines, what better time to read a real love story? (In stalking the author’s blog for a few minutes, it appears this is a story of how she met her man). The book comes out tomorrow.  Coincidence?? No, it’s actually just the careful planning of her publisher. If you’re in, finish up by February...


A Girly Superbowl Sunday

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It’s the Super Bowl! My favorite. A day where everyone is busy doing something I couldn’t care less about, leaving me to enjoy the time all to myself:) Some years I go to parties for the food, drinks, and company. Since I can’t have the first two, I’m selfishly missing out on the third and enjoying my girl version of this American holiday. On the Agenda: Coffee Downton Abbey Season 3 (I’m behind) Pinterest Blogging Ikea Trip (I broke a lamp and I figure today’s odds are high that the crowds are low and I won’t want to take anyone out...


Movies, Diets, and Quests

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Do the seemingly random things in your life ever connect and lead you to a conclusion? I love when that happens. It’s one of my favorite experiences. Someone should make a word for it.  I should make a word for it….hmm… I got nothing. Anyway. We’ll start with the movies. Please go see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I go to the theatre exactly one time a year. At Christmas. When my dad pays for the whole family.  I went twice in the month of January, both times to see the same movie. You can guess which one. Apart...


Happy New Year!

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I recently stumbled upon the above quote where I do all my deep reading, Pinterest. I couldn’t help but think about how true it was.  2012 was a little rough. I wound up living back at my parents’ house, jobless, single, with no signs of change on the horizon. It was in that year I asked a lot of  whys -Why that relationship?  Why this location? Why this situation??  2012 was absolutely a question-asking year. Thankfully, 2013 provided answers. Leaving one job meant I could eventually take a new one in March. Living with my parents meant I could save, work...


Deadlines

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Spolier alert! This is the post where I say I’m proud of me tonight. I’m sorry I’ve been MIA on here. My final manuscript was due to the publisher on Dec 1. With an hour to spare, I made my deadline:) So many of you have been a part of this and I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for all the reading, editing, prayers, and encouragement. I had no idea this process would take so much time, heart, and help. I couldn’t have done it without you. After one very special agent, Heidi, two trips to seattle, countless quarts...