Digital Cocaine [Book Review]

Coincidence that a friend loaned me Digital Cocaine by Brad Huddleston right after my two months with no internet?  Perhaps, but I doubt it. Especially in light of the surprising answer Steve Jobs made regarding his children and the newly released iPad in 2010.  Continue reading “Digital Cocaine [Book Review]”

What Makes a {Blogging} Home?

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What makes a house a home? Exactly what is Home? Is it a place or a building? Or just a feeling? I’ve been reflecting on that a lot. You see, our daughter and her family moved back to the USA this week. For how long, only the Lord knows. They kept their house here in Italy, right next to ours.  Continue reading “What Makes a {Blogging} Home?”

The Benefits of Community

It’s in the midst of thorns that we find the roses.

Velvety white rose

In thinking about my broken ankle last year, (which is often because it never healed right), a beautiful memory also came to mind. And along with it, the reminder that even bad experiences can bring good. And sometimes even bring the most special of blessings.  Continue reading “The Benefits of Community”

Those Pesky Tags & Categories {And Labeling People}

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Labels are useful aren’t they? Who wants to open a can of green beans if they need tomatoes? And the same is true for many things. Labels can greatly simplify life — or not. And labels were definitely complicating blogging for me!  Continue reading “Those Pesky Tags & Categories {And Labeling People}”

The Gift of Mamma’s China

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Some time ago, I came across an interesting post: Which Lord of the Rings Personality Are You?, which intrigued me. I’d heard about personality types and tests, which I dismissed as a bunch of hogwash, hocus pocus, or something. But The Lord of the Rings? They had me hooked there!  Continue reading “The Gift of Mamma’s China”

Harming Our Husbands {Virtuous Woman series}

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One of the greatest ways we end up harming our husbands is by cutting them down or belittling. Especially if done in public. Not only does it cause great harm, it’s unpleasant and embarrassing to witness, and reveals what an unpleasant person she is. But it also makes me wonder why she married one she thinks so little of.  Continue reading “Harming Our Husbands {Virtuous Woman series}”