#25 – Lamentations 3:22-23 – Because of the Lord’s Great Love

Dear Grandparent:  This is #25 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Lamentations 3:22-23  Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed. His compassions never fail; his mercies are new every morning. Great is your

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Great Places to Snap Some Fall Scenery Around Austin

Listed as America's top state for business, Texas ranks high in categories that make this a great place to live and do business. One such qualifying criteria for our high marks measures quality of life. Truthfully, we do have an exceptional quality of life here in the Lone Star State, don't we, pardners? Nowhere can you find any more fantastic food, amazing entertainers (George Strait!), captivating culture nor satisfying scenery. Speaking of scenery, here's just a smidgen of exceptional places to snap yourself some fall scenery

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Our Journey to Living in a Downtown Austin Apartment

I tend to be (in case you haven't noticed) pretty passionate about ALL.THE.ADVENTUROUS.THINGS, especially when it comes to this one. Here is the story of how we went from being home bodies in the Panhandle to living in a downtown Austin apartment. Y'all. Even as I write those words, I'm amazed. The Meeting My husband and I met in college, he, a sophomore transfer student, and I, a well-adjusted hometown girl who knew exactly what she wanted to do in life. Actually, I only knew partly what I wanted to do, but I felt that I was

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Austin Central Library Makes List of 100 Greatest Places

Ranking in Time Magazine's List of 100 Greatest Places of 2018 is the Austin Central Library. That's quite an accomplishment, considering this is a list of unique places to visit around the entire planet of Earth. If you haven't seen it for yourself, head over there to celebrate National Read a Book Day! There's plenty to see, along with over 300,000 volumes to read. That means that if you're a little bookish, you might want to allow yourself several hours. Tip: the library is beautiful any time of the day, but my favorite time

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10 Ways to Celebrate an Anniversary on the Cheap

Unless you're completely unconcerned about the balance of your bank account, you know that life Over Fifty can be a little expensive. Tuition payments are crazy, medical care can be costly, and a lot of our peeps are helping raise their grandchildren. So, what do you do when your anniversary rolls around, and the dollar needs to stretch like a measured yard of elastic? You get creative, that's what! Try these 10 Ways to Celebrate an Anniversary on the Cheap - and who knows? This may be one of your most memorable occasions yet. 10

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#24 – Jeremiah 29:11 – The Plans I Have For You

Dear Grandparent:  This is #24 in a series of 66 Bible Faith-building Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Grandchildren. The thread that weaves itself through these verses, one from each book of the Bible, is designed to create a heart of strong faith in you and your grandchild as you commit them to memory together.  May God add his blessing to every word.  THE VERSE Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  THE

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