Tag: Kids

Our Children Are Our Greatest Gift

As I sit at my desk today (yes, it’s Saturday) I put up more pictures of my babies. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. I can’t help but feel humbled and grateful that God has blessed me with such wonderful kids to love. They are so precious and such a gift. They…

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My Rant About Keeping My Mouth Shut With the Ex

After this weekend I know the Holy Spirit is helping me, lol! I did NOT say the first thought that came to my head. Now it’s been 11 years since we divorced. And I got full custody of the two kids due to his history of domestic violence. Now you think after all that I…

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Pine Cones, Rusty Bells, Broken Snowmen, and One Antler Reindeer

Pine cones, Rusty bells, broken snowmen, and one antler reindeer – what? Oh, the lessons we learn along the way. Let me share a story with you.  This year was the first time in the past 3 years we got a real Christmas tree.  Last year I thought I would be ‘special’ and bought a…

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Another New Car?

Another new car? Seriously? The ex pulls in the driveway with yet another car. That’s the third one I’ve seen in the last few weeks. Yes, he is in trouble with the law – again. And yet I am court ordered to let him see our two kids. Sometimes he shows up. Sometimes he cancels.…

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Second Fiddle – NaPoWriMo Day 14

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary,  they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NIV) Second Fiddle ©2014 Diana Rasmussen Like a rope pulled back and forth in a tug of war Like a soccer…

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The Pickle Jar Lesson

I received this email from a beautiful woman in Christ the other day. Thank you Sister Jeanne! “The Pickle Jar” The pickle jar as far back as I can remember sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents’ bedroom. When he got ready for bed, Dad would empty his pockets and toss his…

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The “W” in Christmas

Thank you to my sister-in-law Kris who shared this with me. She’s buried in snow like us today. Gotta love these Midwest Winters! The “W” in Christmas – Author Unknown Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations — extensive card writing, endless baking,…

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32 FLAVORS

DAILY PROMPT: Vanilla, chocolate, or something else entirely? Hands down, it’s gotta be chocolate for me. Chocolate, a girls best friend, the one PMS medicine that works, and a wonderful “take me away” food.  Plus, trying to justify myself here, dark chocolate is  high in antioxidants, it may help lower your blood pressure, and it increases the endorphin’s in…

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