Leviticus 20:7 and Numbers 14:18 – The Rules and the Redemption of God

(Note: In order to share all 66 verses I'm memorizing with my granddaughter this year, I'll have to double up a time or two.  This is a good time to combine two verses into one week, because these two principles go together like a hand in a spiritual glove. God's requirements for man - and God's provision when man just doesn't measure up.) Verse #3 Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God.   Leviticus 20:7 I have loved being a parent, but I haven't done everything right - or at times even well! While

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Coffee and Dessert at Cipollina (a West Austin bistro)

I haven't yet reached the place in blogging where people pay you to write nice things about them.  However, I've already decided what I will say when that time comes. I will only write about you if I can say nice things.  Especially when it comes to restaurants, I know that people work hard for their money, so I just don't want to call attention to any of them in a negative way.  We can leave that to the health department. If you see it on my blog, you'll know it was good. Even if they pay me to say it.  Now that we have that

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4 Great Places to Treat the Man in Your Life (Part 2)

We have a running joke between us. My man has a natural instinct for what works and what doesn't. What should be watched out for and what should be jumped into. What's gonna stink and what's gonna smell like roses. Except when it comes to movies.  We don't know how this can happen so inexplicably often, but he just can't pick a movie. We've sat through some really long and grueling this-is-two-hours-of-my-life-I'll-never-get-back films, preceded by him begging me to let him try just one more time. This one will be good, he

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2. The Jealousy of God – Exodus 34:14

My idea of memorizing a verse from each book of the Bible with my granddaughter required some research on my part. In my mind, there was no way to overstate the importance of the scripture selection or understate the impact those scriptures would have over the course of her lifetime. But...how was I supposed to narrow down, from every rich page of God's holy word, just 66 verses for us to memorize?  Taking this job anything but lightly, I took my time and asked God for his direction. Here are the four criteria I used in

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Soup and Sandwich – at Garbo’s Food Truck

There are at least two things about parenting that they just don’t tell you in the manual.  1. You can’t really practice ahead of time how to use a rectal thermometer.   2. PTA will wear you completely out... in a very good way. The year we moved to the country so that our 5th grade son could raise and show pigs (yikes!), our rural school district was bursting at the seams. There were three schools in the district: elementary, middle and a brand new high school.  That meant that the parent/teacher organizations had to work

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