Guatemala…Two Weeks Away

Just two weeks from today I will be leaving for my mission trip to Guatemala. I am getting very anxious, especially since today my husband and I made the decision to sponsor a 7-year-old boy from El Cruce, the village our church has adopted. What makes this sponsorship so exciting is that I will get to meet our boy and

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Fall Festivals in Michigan

Fall festivals are abundant in Michigan during the months of September and October. Check them out below. Also, if you know of any others, let me know in the comments. Hope you are able to enjoy at least one festival this fall!   Romulus Pumpkin Festival, Romulus, MI – September 18-20 Night parade on the 18th, music, food, games, crafts,

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Fall Bucket List

A new season is approaching…Fall officially begins on September 23. Here in Michigan, there is normally a dramatic change in our weather from Summer to Fall. Are you ready for the changing of seasons? Have you thought about things you’d like to do or accomplish this Fall? I thought of some things I’d like to do…below is my list. What

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Digging Deeper…10 Things About Me

  After reading some of your responses to yesterday’s post, I’ve decided to dig deeper to tell you 10 things you may not know about me. Thanks to everyone who shared something (or ten things) about themselves. I enjoyed reading about YOU!! I need the closest door and all dresser drawers shut before I can go to sleep. I say

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15 Ideas for Back-to-School

  School is back in session for many kids or will be after Labor Day, so it’s time to get into a back-to-school ritual. A structured schedule for children is a must. Children accomplish more in an environment that is structured and consistent. Below is my list of 15 ideas for going back-to-school: Be sure your child is getting 8-12

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Patriot Day

In the United States, Patriot Day observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks (Wikipedia). Patriot Day is not a federal holiday, which means that schools and businesses are open. Even so, memorial services are held around the United States in remembrance

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Northville Park Place Grand Opening

Northville Park Place is the new shopping and dining area located on the southwest corner of Seven Mile and Haggerty Roads in Northville, MI. It is composed of a variety of tenants including MOD Pizza, Orangetheory Fitness, SVS Vision, Granite City Food & Brewery, The Rusty Bucket, Sherwin Williams, BurgerFi, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Tom & Chee, Red Olive, Sports Clips and

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10 Lessons I Learned by Leaving my Career Job

Leaving teaching was not an easy decision, but it was a necessary for my health and well-being. You may remember from my previous posts, that I suffered from stress-related depression and anxiety. I was suffering mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s difficult to take care of others. After being away from the field

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Functional Friendship

  What is a friend and what does it mean to have functional friendships? Today at church our sermon was on Functional Friendship…but what is a functional friendship? Friends…we have them on Facebook, we see them occasionally, we hang out with them, we chat or text, and we share our thoughts and feelings with them. Sometimes these friends are just

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