Lovella's Blog's

  • Bread for the Journey - On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we celebrate God’s faithfulness in sending Jesus, and we remember that faithfulness as we look forward to Christ’s seco...
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  • Italian Ice Green - It is always nice to a have fresh coat of paint isn't it? We painted our little bedroom this past month. My inspiration was the vintage hospital end ta...
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Blogs that Inspire me

  • This White Bean Chili recipe is one of the easiest dishes to make for company–a real crowd pleaser, for any age, any season–and perfect for the reluctant...
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  • I don't think I've ever been absent this long. And I've missed being here. Yes, the studio is full of scraps and snips, ink and paint splashes. But I've als...
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  • Here on Friday night we had our nephew Caleb with his wife Marie with us for dinner and dessert and a little catch-up on what’s going on in our lives. Cale...
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  • . . . and for something different, an Eastern Orthodox Christmas carol chanted in all the Orthodox churches around the world: Greek, Russian, Arabic and mo...
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  • Denver, Colorado has the Christmas spirit! Every year major buildings in the city are lit during the *Grand Illumination* ceremony, following a *long his...
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  • I was in the midst of a sea of busy shoppers. Everyone seemed focused and stressed. The Salvation Army bell kept clanging. And then I heard it. Pla...
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  • Less than a week now until Christmas! I think I'm ready for the marathon to be over! I am working hard to be content with the amount of work, etc. and I ...
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  • The star is a Christmas gift from my dear friend. Her hubby made it and she painted and decorated it for me. Hi there. Can you believe it's almost Ch...
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  • This is where I get off the bus. Time is of the essence. As is often the case, plans are a bit scrambled, frazzled, unraveling *complicated* (that's the wo...
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  • Another anniversary...this year to The Paris, a quaint neighborhood restaurant inside an old historic building. The food was delicious and the oh so Fren...
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  • Christmas 1994. The five of us were living in a small town on the edge of the Amazon jungle. It seems odd to write that now, from 20 years distance. ...
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  • Just thought it was time for an update . . . What a precious gift she is to all of us!
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  • I held a five-month-old Iraqi child in my lap for almost a half hour last night. Any long-distance grandma knows how we ache to hold our own grandchildren,...
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  • With my sweet baby grand-girl��
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  • Last week I took a quick flight to spend a few days with the kids. Apparently the week before I came they had re worded a familiar Christmas song and I was...
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  • So, this is Christmas. – John Lennon Its the most wonderful weekend of the year. No, seriously. Forget your fowl and your favors and your fragrant festive ...
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  • We have been experiencing some very "unAdvent" kind of weather. It has rained on and off the last few days and there is not much snow left. It has also been...
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  • I love Christmas, but it is also a stressful time. This month it is more important than ever to focus on for what I am thankful. Thanksgiving may be so-l...
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  • Registration is up for Monday Evening & Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Studies – Winter 2015! The Winter semester of our Women’s Bible Studies follow a cl...
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  • We are in the most celebrated season of the year. While I love Christmas, the lights, the glitter, the celebration with family and friends, I know that fo...
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  • "Whew" is what I say after decorating the tree in the dining room and. . . the tree in the family room. It's so nice to be all done with that job. Tim...
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  • *The decorating has begun* *Better Late than Never!* *Some of my simple solutions are these "icy" crown jar candles:* *All you need is a jar (I like using*...
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  • Sunday was youth Sunday, so Darin only needed to be at first service, so we decided to go to Sea World and enjoy the beautiful weather and time together no...
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  • Jon is into the Christmas spirit..he was so excited when he saw the Christmas tree being hauled out of storage. We made sure that the tree would be decor...
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  • It's the Advent Season which is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Join with me over the weeks as I prepare my own heart, for the coming event of Jesus ...
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  • We spent the first part of the month where the sun always shines... the palm trees sway... ...and our favorite resort in the desert beckons. My sister a...
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  • I collapsed into bed last night, mind swirling, almost nauseous. I've got myself worked into a tizzy.....about Christmas. As in, I have to get busy and G...
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  • This baby has proven to be just as sweet as he looks. I got to cuddle him to sleep again last night (such a wonderful feeling, holding those babies!). At...
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  • One of my underlying sayings for life is to choose and celebrate life.  In doing so, I find it is a positioning of myself toward God to embrace and walk ful...
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  • There is beauty in every season. Autumn brings a change of colors to the landscape. Yellows, golds, and purples are sending happy vibes through the mo...
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  • Andre Brakke, CCSVI Treatment Coordinator at the Merimed Hospital (where my CCSVI treatment was performed) is undertaking a great challenge for charity. Co...
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  • *Welcome to A Year of Pie* First - please notice the tabs above. 'Making Crust' has everything you need to master the art of flaky pie crust. 'SL' is your...
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  • The time has come – I knew it would – I planned for it, worked for it wept over it and had moments of deep regret. In the end the excitement of a fresh can...
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  • Aletha By Debora Rorvig In June I bought a tomato plant to sit out on my patio for fifteen-dollars and ninety-five. A tall sturdy sort with a fine t...
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  • there was an interesting monologue that my daughter spewed forth a few weeks ago. i wrote the whole thing down on a little blue post-it note and just now...
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  • *Long Summer Days* ~ handcrafted earrings made with antiqued copper and aqua Czech glass ~ Like my Facebook page and look for directions there on how to ...
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  • *When Kristin was diagnosed with cancer on October 29, 2012, our family knew our lives would never be the same. In an instant, our world as we knew it no...
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  • I’ve been doing music videos for my son and this one, that we taped & edited today, seems perfect for a wintry January day when I would really like to be a...
    11 months ago
  • Vancouver is a beautiful city - in the sunlight on warm spring days, it truly is intoxicating. I was drinking it up on the back of a Goldwing. Lighthou...
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  • Sometimes its just nice to get away! We went on alittle family trip last month to the beach. Just a couple of days to just be a family. We've had so much ...
    2 years ago
  • James 4:4 [image: God Touching the Earth]The story is told of Shah Abbis, a Persian Monarch who loved his people very much. To know and understand them ...
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