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The Making of a Well and Memories
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The Making of a Well & Memories

Water is an essence of life, and little do we realize how much we are dependent on its availability…that is, until we decide to live off grid, and are not always near a body of water… Suddenly, we are ‘filling’ our kitchen sink only one

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You know, I don't regret it! There are "things" that I miss at times, but the moments are worth so much more!
Faith Living

Moments Are Worth So Much More

I have always wanted to be one of those grammas that lives alongside her family – really lives life with them… I thoroughly enjoyed growing and experiencing life with my husband and our children, including spending time as a family with my parents, and I

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The Glorious Side
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The Glorious Side

My head said, “Look around at all the  beautiful Quebec scenery.” But my heart was too sad, and my body seemed to let it take over, and so I stayed slumped into my bus seat, unable to stop the tears that rolled interminably down my

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Frozen in Fright
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Frozen in Fright

Recorded message: “The slight movement caught the side of my eye… on my 6 foot ceiling, there he was, DARK & HAIRY! I never did like that look. Even my husband doesn’t have an abundance of body hair… A million thoughts plagued my mind in

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Meditation of my Heart
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Meditation of my Heart

He was the enemy! He opened the proverbial can of worms — the one that had been festering and ignored…well, not necessarily ignored, but stored deep into the back recesses. My spirit was nudging — gently trying to warn me… but my heart (the one

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Stuck In Mud
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Stuck in Mud

Day 139, and counting, of being Stuck in MUD! For as long as I can remember, even as a child, I hated mud! Regardless of the footwear, mud is disgusting — it oozes past your soles, over your feet, and sucks you in! You can’t

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In This Together
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In This Together

I love waking up snuggled next to my husband in our queen-sized bed, nestled in our cozy RV bus conversion. My love and I are in this together. Every thing that I value is close to me, no mortgage, no utility bills hanging over my

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Hope Springs Eternal
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Hope Springs Eternal

My sweet kitten brought me an offering again. At least that is what I believe she is doing, the little hunter. Regularly, Calli, (named after the pretty blonde from CSI, and lovingly known as our Crime Scene Instigator), brings another chubby mouse into the front

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Forsaken
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Forsaken

He turned away from Him… Although it was years ago, I cannot forget how it felt at the time. This one I loved, deeply loved, purposefully turned and walked away from me, making it known I was being rejected, forsaken… At first, I was in

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Starting Over
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Starting Over and Over

I sent this photo to our family chat one day, and one of our daughters said, “That is a really amazing photo. I hope you’re putting that up on your blog.” My quick response was, “What as? Burnt dreams?” Wow. Yeah. That was caustic. Our

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A Family Heirloom
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a family heirloom

The invitation was so very gracious, and I immediately said yes! Of course I wanted to be a part of this momentous event! Because that is exactly what it was – our daughter’s mother-in-law (“D”) wanted to share a family heirloom with her “daughter” and

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3 Steps
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3 Steps

If there is one sorrow that I have been seeing so much of more recently, it is in broken relationships… I have written previously about minimizing and hopefully not in the relationship area… But what has touched my heart in a tearing and terribly sad

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Celebrate One Another
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Celebrate One Another

I think we need to celebrate one another. To celebrate who the person is, what makes them who they are, and why they are special to us, what they have accomplished, what they have gone through and the strengths they have gained that makes them

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For this child I prayed
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For This Child I Prayed

I was so in love with our baby, our first beautiful girl, and then I realized another was on the way! How could my heart, full with love already, have love to share with another? So, for this child I prayed. I prayed that I

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Who Am I
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Who Am I

I can clearly remember my excitement when, at not quite 20 years old, I started my life as a married woman. Going straight from my parent’s home to being Fernand’s wife, I was thrilled with my new position, and threw myself into this role wholeheartedly!

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To not give up
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To Not Give Up

For almost a year now, we find ourselves parked on a lovely piece of acreage, which is parceled out to a number of other people hoping to live equally simple lifestyles. Last summer’s episode with crazy-angry-axe-weilding-neighbour-man (link to that story!) was scary, but other than

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He did that so I did that
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He Did This, So I Did That

He was finally home, this day, after working long hours for a few days in a row. I had been looking forward to some attention! I was happily chatting away to him, but he was distracted by some online game, (Risk), on his cell phone.

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