Has God prepared me for nothing

During church today we were singing, “we believe in God the Father. We believe in Jesus Christ and he’s coming back again.” I do believe this is true, but do I believe it only in the times I think he’s good. I have also been contemplating how God provides for …

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Big Island Rendezvous is a welcoming family

In the spring of 2016 I wrote a post sharing a few ways our family volunteers in town. I wanted to give tangible ways Albert Lean’s could get involved in our community. Perry Vining the founder and coordinator of the Big Island Rendezvous found and read the article. He commented …

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The Big Island Bar-B-Que Welcomes Bloggers to Albert Lea

The Big Island Bar-B=Que cordially invites bloggers to their KCBS and World Food Championship event. Fun for the whole family there will be chili and appetizer tasting on Friday night. There will be free live music, you will be able to meet grill masters from all over the country and experience …

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Hy-Vee Aisles Online, Making Multitasking Easy!

Yesterday was Saturday. The day I normally do all of our grocery shopping. I had some how gotten through the week without getting a grocery list made. I had also had Mark throw our grocery ad away. I knew most of my day was going to be shot and I …

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Our Kids each have Cleaning Zones

Laundry, washing floors, vacuuming, cleaning two bathrooms, and the up keep of a house hold often feels daunting. For us, a family of six, laundry is something we will never have to worry if we will have a shortage. Dishes will always have to be done as our stomachs routinely …

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Traditional Lefse Day

Ever since I was a little girl my mom has made lefse every holiday season. It is as iconic to our family as the Thanksgiving turkey or the Christmas tree. The holiday season would not be the same without this classic treat in our home. We are starting to pass …

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Seeing Christ in the Holiday Season

As we approach the holiday season our kids excitement is gaining momentum. They can feel the chill in the air reminding them that snow will soon appear on their favorite sledding hills and that our local parks will soon have the skating rinks iced over. Our local store shelves are lined …

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