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NaBloPoMo October 2014 Blogroll

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Stunning Medieval Church Inspires Praise

I am in awe of incredible architecture of the past, created without modern machinery or even power tools. The results are stunning testaments to faith and dedication to God. They inspire praise and prayer.The experience must be even more powerful in person if mere images can move us....more

Baby Talk

Now, I could usually tell what my babies need by their bodily movements, facial expressions and by the intensity, sharpness, or lower tones of their cries. However, even though I had nine kids and I consider myself to be a baby whisperer, I just learned from my daughters  there are four different cries a new-born makes. A cry starting with...more

15 Tips to Surviving Breast Cancer

INTERVIEW WITH A BREAST CANCER SURVIVORBy: Jone't G Wooten...more

Separating from your spouse? Say hello to Mr. Panic Attack

Other kids had imaginary friends growing up, I had panic attacks. I think I had my first panic attack when I was four. I remember a big one when I was seven, visiting Opryland. I began hyperventilating during a stage show medley of country classics and had to be taken to their medical center. (But really, was it a panic attack or a way to get the hell out of Opryland?...more

Campfire, Bonfire, I'm afraid of fire.

Tell about the last campfire/bonfire you went to.Can I preface this by saying "Why"? Bonfires escape me.  Are we just making a party out of burning our brush? And why do colleges do it? Damn, now I have to research it. Is it to "burn" the opponents' in effigy and "fire" up the fans for the game? Prob....more

Easy Crocheted Hooded Cowls

These hoods look a bit big, but my 6 month old grandson was the only model around today!...more

H-H-H-hayride?

 Small town. Pretty rural. By no means a big city. FFA and home economics. Woodshop in school and even auto mechanics. A tractor on the road? Sure, it happened. So when I read today's prompt about describing my ideal hay ride, including who I invite to go with me..., why do I scoff? Loudly....more

This Too Shall Pass

I often use the phrase, “This, too, shall pass”, usually with a grin on my face because it puts my problems in perspective and helps me not become too dramatic about my suffering. I thought it was a biblical phrase.Although the exact words "this too shall pass" is not in the Bible, the verse in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 talks about things being temporary....more

Furry Friends Forever: Introducing Your New Cat to Your First Dog or Cat

   So you’ve gone and done it....more