Monthly Archives: February 2017

Verse #8 – Where You Go, I Will Go – Ruth 1:16

Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. - Ruth 1:16

For some reason, Kynzie and I have an easier time memorizing some of the verses from the 66 we're memorizing this year more than others. This is one of those that's been easier to memorize. Maybe that's because the words flow together in a more familiar way? Perhaps it's as simple as the "you" and "I" concept? Either way, we haven't needed any prompts or hand motions or musicality to memorize

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5 Things to Know Before You Go – The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Planning a Trip to the Merc? If The Pioneer Woman Mercantile in Pawhuska is on your list of places to go this year, here are five ways to make sure you get the most out of this fabulous woman-tribe experience. The Mercantile is a beautiful building, from the windows to the floors!  One - The Lines Can Be Pretty Long My friend Jana and I set out from Cushing, Oklahoma with plans to arrive in Pawhuska mid-morning. Our plan was to, first, get the whats-what, then eat lunch in the restaurant, after which we would fill our

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Verse #7: Judges 21:25 – In those days, Israel had no king

In those days, Israel had no king.  Everyone did as he saw fit.  - Judges 21:25 

The book of Judges spans a period of over 325 years, in which the people of God experienced periods of oppression and deliverance at the hand of good leaders and bad. Under the leadership of the fearless and devoted Joshua, the people had entered into the land of milk and honey.  The promised land.  Now, after Joshua's death, they are leader-less, left without a man or a plan. So, the Israelites asked of the Most High God:

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Austin’s Chocolate – Delysia Chocolatier

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.  – Charles M. Schulz Everyone who really knows me know this about me.  I’m a teensy bit insecure about gift-giving.  Any time I’m called upon to give a gift, be it birthday or baby, I tend to over-analyze and over-think. How many times have I analyzed until I’m paralyzed?  Too many to count!  However, occasionally, I do find something that, because I’m so excited about it, I wouldn’t have to think two seconds about whether someone else would like it.  I

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Verse #6: Joshua 1:8 (How to Be Prosperous and Successful)

Do you remember what was your favorite game to play on the blacktop at recess? Mine was follow the leader. I thought it was all kinds of fun to see where the leader would take us.  Would we all follow in a straight line, circling the perimeter of the playground, or would we weave in and out of obstacles at a breakneck pace, challenging ourselves to keep up with the group? None of that concerned me.  The whole reason I played the game was so I could gain the leader's nod of approval at the end - for following directions and

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