How to bring peace back into our home

Mark’s accident has continued to put us at a standstill so to speak. God used it to help us change our course or maybe rerouting us is a better description. He has taken a few things off of our buffet and it seems he has helped us whittle it down …

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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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What could I have done better?

Last year I finished the Ultimate Journey and I had made a promise to myself, I would no longer be afraid to try. Trying before meant I could fail. I could belly flop and there was no way on this earth I wanted to do that. I had been laughed …

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Living life one freaking moment at a time.

I have never lived my life as a one-moment-at-a-time kinda way of living. Heck, no! I did not have time for that nonsense. Seriously, how-in-the-name of getting anything done could I do that? I would have laughed, even on Thursday, I would have laughed if someone  had suggested this to …

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No one wants to be homeless, hungry or afraid.

We have had a first hand experience with being hungry, homeless and being afraid. Thankfully not all at the same time. Although some days, moments and months we wondered if it would happen. It’s not something anyone wants to raise their hand and admit. In fact it is down right …

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Birthday Supper at Canal Park Brewing Company in Duluth, MN

Mark’s birthday was passed over at our house in March. We were plagued with sicknesses and did not have energy to celebrate. He said, “that’s ok, we’ll celebrate in Duluth”. Celebrate we did! He had one place in mind, Canal Park Brewing Company! I am pleased to tell you, we …

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Joyful Noise 2016 Inflatable Toy Field

*We were given admission tickets to this event to help facilitate our review. All thoughts are 100% honest and our own. We love Friday night at Joyful Noise, the evening performances get us pumped and even more excited for Saturday! The gates open at 10am on Saturday and the parking …

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A great night sleep at Comfort Inn West, Duluth, MN

I have to admit when we first pulled up to the Comfort Inn West, Duluth, I was a little worried. It was further from the conference center than I had anticipated. However, as soon as we walked into the lobby, I was immediately put at ease. As we walked through …

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