Confessions of a Peace Lover...

Thought for today: my kids are not perfect…and neither are their parents…BUT they have a Heavenly Father who loves them perfectly even in the midst of imperfection.

I suspect the same could be said of your kids.

I know it was true for my parents.

Years ago a friend told me “good kids still make bad choices”. Yup, I know this to be true…firsthand…because I was a pretty good kid. Our world has changed since then but the words remain true, “good kids still make bad choices”. Unfortunately for our

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Absolutely Nothing

Last week I wrote about my love for the movie Becoming Jane which portrays the life of Jane Austen.

One of my favorite scenes in this movie takes place when Lady Gresham comes to call on Jane in an effort to convince the young and unknown writer to accept the marriage proposal of her nephew, Wesley. Feeling pressured and frustrated with the situation Jane is overcome by a sudden impulse.

“Excuse me,” she says as she pulls out her pen and paper

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A calculated game...


I absolutely DEVOUR books. I am constantly crowd-sourcing new reads and adding them to my NookColor or stuffing hard copies in my book bag.

I love to read! Read, read, read, I say.

So when the Hunger Games trilogy was suggested as a good read, I naturally assumed it would be and grab the entire trilogy. If I’m reading the first book, psychologically, whether I like them or not, I’m committed to the series.

I’m weird like that.

So in book club the other day, there

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