Monthly Archives: November 2007

Thursday Thirteen: Holiday Giveaway of Sports Stuff

Welcome to the Diary of 1 Holiday Sports-Themed Giveaway! Here are thirteen wonderful gifts to win for yourself or that sports fan in your life, just in time for Christmas! To see more great sports merchandise, you can visit our … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heavenly Man

The Heavenly Man: the remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun by Brother Yun with Paul Hattaway reviewed by Jen, Diary of 1 The story of Brother Yun is inspiring, painful, seemingly incredulous, and certainly in season. The Heavenly … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids: Tips and Tricks

“Mommy, can I help you?” is the phrase most often heard in my kitchen. Moms around the world know that a kid in the kitchen means the meal will take about three times the usual prep! Well, at least that’s … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History: Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan

Yesterday I wanted to write about “This Day in History.” I didn’t have time…do you ever have a great idea for a blog post, do a bit of research, then, poof, your time is gone and there are real-life obligations … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Homestead

About the photo: This is the original homestead from our property – and yes, it’s still standing, won’t you come in for a cup of burnt coffee boiled in a pan over the cookstove? The land has since been divided, … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Mothering

As the saying goes, out of the mouths of babes…here’s some bits of conversation heard around here today. JoJo: Mommy, JJ called me a Blabber Face! JJ: No, Blabber Mouth! ********************** Upon doing his business on the toilet, in the … Continue reading

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Veterans History Project

Would you like to participate in the Veterans History Project? The Library of Congress is collecting oral histories of veterans or civilians involved in war efforts. You can help by contributing a story or conducting an interview! With over 1,000 … Continue reading

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Ode to Veterans

November 11, 2007. Thank you, all veterans of all times. I remembered an old poem my mom wrote, and rummaged around this morning and thankfully found it. Her father was a WWI veteran. He spent the last decade of his … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: On Top of the World

About the photo: Do you remember the feeling, as a child, of being on top of the world? Just eight feet up on the monkey bars can make you a king. Blog carnivals to visit: Carnival of Family Life Carnival … Continue reading

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Weighed in the Balance and Found Wanting

Johnny Cash sings it best, but the original words and fascinating story can be found in Daniel chapter 5 . If you haven’t heard Cash sing “Belshazzar,” you won’t want to miss the the song above.Tekel is one of the … Continue reading

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What We Really Did

It’s always a little nerve-wracking to post a schedule, proclaim a goal, or shout out to all of blog-land what you intend to do. Because then you have invited accountability of sorts. What if someone asks me about what I … Continue reading

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You Know Your Mother Has Alzheimer’s When

She takes the dirty clothes you’ve just loaded into the washing machine, and left momentarily, but long enough for her to come along, and transfers them to the dryer, never minding that they are bone dry and thus could not … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading, Traveling

My husband just finished reading The Heavenly Man, the remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun. I’ll be starting it next, because I need to have conversations with him; this book has changed him. Marital communication tip: if your … Continue reading

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