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  • Marriage Bumps by Katie Walker MSW

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Oct 2016

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Marriage Bumps by Katie Walker MSW

You wake up and you can still taste the bitterness from the fight you had last night. You want so badly to run to them and curl up in their arms, but your PRIDE won’t let you. I mean, YOU were right, they shouldn’t have said that or done what they did. So you hold […]

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Jun 2016

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The Most Important Words a Dad Can Say by Matthew Smith

Being a dad has got to be the best job ever!  I say “job,” because being a dad carries a lot of responsibility.  Raising, leading, mentoring, disciplining and being an example to your kids is an incredible, God-given role that dad’s are entrusted with to grow children into responsible adults. I have two sons, Caffrey […]

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  • 31 Wonderfuls!

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May 2016

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31 Wonderfuls!

Happy Mother’s Day! How many Mother’s Days have you celebrated?   I’ve enjoyed 31 wonderful Mother’s Days.  I look back through the years and remember how challenging being a mom, single mom and then step mom really was.  I never felt I was good enough.  Each developmental stage of my children’s ...

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  • The Thief in My Marriage  by Katie Walker
  • The Thief in My Marriage  by Katie Walker

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Apr 2016

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The Thief in My Marriage by Katie Walker

Let’s get Vulnerable! Thieves.  Every marriage has them. The thing that takes our time from our spouse. Most of the time its a necessity with a miss placed priority level. God recently opened my eyes to my thief, sleep. Yes, sleep is a necessity and just having a baby its more a priority than normal. […]

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Apr 2016

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Bringing on the HAPPY LIFE!

Recently I was with a couple that were struggling with their marriage.  They had been married quite a while and there was no evidence of abuse that I could see, but there were words that were exchanged that were not pleasant after so many years.  They were feeling hopeless for their marriage, not knowing where […]

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  • Oh, and by the way, Grocery Shopping is not a Date!

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Mar 2016

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Oh, and by the way, Grocery Shopping is not a Date!

Recently I was speaking to a younger friend about date nights and how he and his wife are able to keep the habit going.  We also spoke about the challenges everyone has at the 30 something stage of life because of their busy-ness.  It means we have to find someone to watch the kids, feel […]

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  • What Does Date Night Look Like for Empty-Nesters?

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Feb 2016

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What Does Date Night Look Like for Empty-Nesters?

John and I have been without children in the home for about 6 years now.  I have advocated having date nights for all ages.  One thing that makes me sad is, several years ago I started a program here in our home town called “Dating My Spouse”.  People would buy a card and on a […]

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  • And the Ride Continues as well as the Ramblings.

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Jun 2015

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And the Ride Continues as well as the Ramblings.

Day 3:  By the second day we had rested had a wonderful breakfast, made some new acquaintances and knew we could keep going.  We planned to do around 50 miles to get to our next destination which was a little town past Ohiopyle.  Beautiful ride.  Saw people rafting all along the ride.  Lots of rapids […]

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  • What I’m learning on the GAP / C&O Canal Adventure

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Jun 2015

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What I’m learning on the GAP / C&O Canal Adventure

Well, I knew I wanted to blog about this adventure, but wasn’t sure how or what. So here it goes. I’m starting a few days late, actually day 2 of our ride but day 4 of our adventure.  So here it goes.  Forgive me if I’m a bit corny but it hit me as I […]

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  • Time Gets Away

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May 2015

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Time Gets Away

Money is difficult to talk about.

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