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Kindness Ripples

I have found a way to get a little thrill out of grocery shopping. It is a simple act of kindness that only costs 25 cents that brightens my day. Grocery shopping is not high on my list of favorite activities. As a family, we are trying to eat healthier and all those...

A Day to Honor Daddy

Memorial Day changed for me one morning in September. A friend had recruited me to help out with a charity event benefitting families of fallen soldiers. I'm a bit of a yes person when asked to help and this seemed worthy of that response. In has turned out to be one...

Eat The Damn Raisins

A little over two weeks ago I was having a typical day. I was running errands and going in multiple directions. I try to be a regular blood donor and had made an appointment - half out of good intentions and half swayed by the incentive of an Amazon gift card. So I...

The Endless Possibilities of Lumber and Faith

On a weekend visit to a home improvement superstore with my husband, I proclaimed I was "drunk on the smell of lumber and possibility." I love home improvement stores, I love the smell, the energy, and the endless possibilities. I love projects and the idea that with...

Cookies & Milk, Are You A Dunker?

There are two kinds of people in this world (and I'm not talking politics) there are dunkers and non-dunkers. I'm a dunker, so when Jim Smith asked me to review his latest creation, The Dunky Cup, which he designed to make dunking cookies in milk more convenient I...

Dearest Self

I wrote a post (Not-So-Sexy Ways To Love Yourself) over on Show Your Blog Love about ways to love yourself. One of my suggestions was to write a love letter to yourself. It sounds cheesy and a little painful, but I tell you what - do it anyway and be honest. This...

5 Reminders From My Dog

After nearly five years of not so subtle hint dropping my husband lovingly relented and agreed to adopt a dog. (happy wife, happy life) Our last dog was an exceptional creature. The perfect dog really. I truly missed the companionship and wanted our son to grow up...

Thin Spaces Bring Heaven to Earth

Several years ago during a church service I was introduced to the term thin spaces. Thin spaces is an ancient term first used by the Irish, then the Celts, and finally Christians. By definition thin spaces are areas where the space between Heaven and earth is thin....

Thank You Patty

This post was originated in the fall of 2015. Daniel Heinrich made an appearance in court. He was named as a person of interest in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling. The sight of Heinrich made my stomach turn. If you've lived in Minnesota for any length of time...

A Lot of Good People

One of the best bits of blogging advice I've received is to "write when it hurts." I wanted to stay out of it. I had planned to stay quiet. But it hurts to see our country like this, so I write. It has been an unsettling few days since the election. I live in a red...