Archive for the ‘My Abundant Life’ Category

Here I Raise My Ebenezer

“Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.  And I hope by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.”  Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Robert Robinson Have you ever sung the song above, and wondered “What on earth is an Ebenezer?”  Well, the word Ebenezer means “Stone of Help” in […]

What I’ve Been Up To For The Last 6 Weeks & How My Goals Are Changing

I looked at the calendar today, and realized that it has been 6 weeks since I last posted to my blog!  I could blame the fact that I substitute-taught for several days in March and April, or the fact that Brad went on a mission trip to Mexico for Spring Break, or even that my […]

Celebrating Easter Traditions

When I was growing up in Maryland, Easter traditions included dyeing hard-boiled eggs, Easter baskets, Easter egg hunts at my grandparents’ house, eating my Grandmom’s Chocolate & Butter Cream Easter Eggs, Easter clothing, family photos (usually in front of a giant yellow forsythia bush), and a big meal at my grandparents’ house.  Here in California, […]

How to Find Encouragement When You Are Discouraged by Debt

On March 31, my husband received his monthly paycheck, and it was $510 less than usual.  We were not surprised, as we had been anticipating this hit for awhile, but it still hurts our budget.  We will be on reduced salary for the next several months until we can raise our ministry budget.  That same […]

33 Reasons it’s Great to be 33

I recently celebrated my 33rd birthday.  An older woman at church that Sunday wished me a happy birthday, and then followed it up with, “You don’t have to tell me how old you are.”  I laughed and told her I’m 33.  For some people I guess 33 is a sobering (or embarrassing) number.  If I […]

In 2014, I Hope To…

My blogging buddy Katherine decided to host a second link-up party, this time entitled “In 2014, I Hope To…”  I am back in California in the midst of unpacking from two months away, but I DO happen to have a list of 25 New Year’s Goals!  So here goes nothing! Spiritual: Daily quiet time (read […]

In 2013, I Learned…

Happy New Year my blogging friends!  I have missed sharing my life with you these last 6 weeks.  I am still in Maryland for 2 more weeks, but taking some time to reflect on the past year.  It’s hard to believe we fit so much life into these last 12 months.  My blogging buddy Katherine […]

Holiday Vacation

Happy Holidays my blogging friends!  On November 20, my family headed back to Maryland to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with our extended family.  We’ve had a great time catching up with everyone back East! Many members of our extended family couldn’t make it to Thanksgiving this year as they celebrated from other locations around the […]

Attention Target Shoppers

On Sunday night I made a quick run to Target for a free bottle of Lysol hand soap with a coupon that was expiring.  While I was there I noticed racks of womens’ clothing marked down 70%.  So I decided to try on a few items.  As I looked through the racks, a family of […]

An UnPlugged Weekend

This weekend Brad took a bunch of kids on an overnight trip, so I decided to unplug our Internet while he was gone.  I ended up going about 32 hours without using the Internet.  In fact, I wrote this post on Microsoft Word while the Internet was off.  I find it both difficult and refreshing […]

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