The "Village Idiot" strikes again…

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Sometimes I think my son’s dog’s mission is to increase my patience level. Look ~ doesn’t he just look all sweet and cuddly there in my son’s lap?  I see the mischievousness in his eyes because I know it’s there, but do you?  Does he have you fooled?  Whatever you do, do not trust that […]

A Simple Woman's Daybook…2/7/12

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FOR TODAY Outside my window…the sun is beginning to set and it’s cooling off…more. I am thinking…I should really go do dishes and work on my Bible study…and I will, as soon as I post this. I am thankful…oh, for so much!  I don’t know where to begin.  For now, I am so thankful for […]

A Simple Woman's Daybook…1/16/12

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FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is sunny and warm.  An exquisite mid-January day. I am thinking…about all the little projects I have to get done right now…all towards goals for 2012. I am thankful…for the wonderful deal I got on curtains for two of my kids rooms the other day. In the kitchen…ooo, it is a […]

Nearly complete 2012 Goals list…

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I was asked to share all 50 of the goals I have for 2012 around our little homestead.  Well, how about nearly all of them (trust me, there are some you really don’t want to know 🙂 ).  So, here they are in no particular order, although I do have them categorized out on a […]

2012 Homesteading Goals

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My goals for this year can truly be summed up in this one paragraph: I want to become a more faithfully obedient daughter of the Reigning King.  I want to be a better wife and mother.  I want to be a better manager of my home; doing everything “heartily as unto the Lord.” I want […]

Happy New Year 2012

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As we say good-bye to 2011, I would like to pray a blessing over my dear family and friends. Dear Lord, I thank You for all of the wonderfulness of You this past year.  As myself, and many others, have faced trials and tribulations, You have always been there; strengthening us, guiding us, protecting us, […]

An adoption love story….

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While my Oak Tree and I have not embarked personally on the path of adoption (yet), my brother and his wife have. Twice now. And today, she legally became my niece!  Woo-hoo!  Yipee!! Praise the Lord!! My sister-in-law has written beautifully about the path to today on her blog.  Take a moment to hop on […]

2011…A year in review.

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Wow! What an incredible and blessed year we have had here.  And just think, there are still two more weeks left. 🙂 My Oak Tree has kept himself so busy, between work, hunting, and while laid off for several months, he worked a lot with one of our church’s programs.  He’s built not one, but […]

A Simple Woman's Daybook…12/9/11

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FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is bight, shinny, and bitter cold. I am thinking…about the choices we make in life and the inevitable consequences, both good and bad. I am thankful…for Jesus Christ ~ my Lord, my Savior, my Ever-present shelter in the storm. From the learning rooms…lots of documentaries this week: Pearl Harbor, Pompeii, […]

A Simple Woman's Daybook…11/29/11

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FOR TODAY Outside my window…the sun is shining and the wind is strong and cold.  burrrr…. I am thinking…about a lot. I am thankful…my wonderful husband and my kiddos, and the great relationship I have with my brother. From the learning rooms…the boys are finished for today and I’m thinking about the new project we […]