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Lora @ By the Lamp Light

Good morning Joanne! I used Deut 30:14 in a talk I gave a church yesterday. Sweet encouragement to see it again this morning.

My post is up.

Tammy S.

I'm going to have to check out the VO5!

Just got my verse up. Happy Monday:)


Here's mine!

Holly @ Crownlaiddown

Here is mine! And I'll certainly take you up on the offer of sharing your Mama! She's a gem for sure.

Praying for you this week, my dear friend!

Holly @ Crownlaiddown

Hmmm... I left a comment. Maybe it didn't go through.

Here is mine:

I'll certainly take you up on sharing your Mama, she is a gem!

Praying for your week, dear friend!

Jen @ I should be cleaning

I gave you a blogger award because I think you're great! You can check it out on my blog at


Sometimes I talk with a fake British accent...just for fun...It's fun! HA! Have a great Monday!


Happy Monday!


I'm wondering what Bobbi's fake British accent with some Arkansas twang would sound like...probably not pretty.

Okay, to get to the point, I got my post up here:
and I also listed my verses for next week. I'm going from pigs and pearls to prudes, although I didn't find that one in my concordance!

Happy Birthday to your Mom. She does sound like a treasure. Do you have more family birthdays coming up next week? They seem to be coming one right after the other. :)


Love you MORE.

Here's mine.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

I'm so struggling with my thoughts lately, I knew He was leading me to find this scripture and commit it to memory.

I've put up my Memory Monday post on my blog:


This is my first week to memorized but I've posted about it:


Here's mine for this week:

Have a blessed Monday :)


I enjoyed your video too...and I think I noticed a bit of California beach-bum accent!

Joining in for Memory Monday:


I am SOOO late today, but better late than never. I have been on the road all day from my brother's home in Huntsville AL back to my home in Mobile AL....and Joanne...I would have loved to have heard your southern accent then! I am the queen of "y'all"......and for all of you who don't know or say this word, it's pronounced YAWL ;o)

Happy belated BDay to your Mom! Beautiful lady! I'm trying to catch up on all of the blogo-happenings!

Bye Y'all!



To me you definitely have an accent, an American one!

We grew up in Australia so I lost my English accent but my parents both have theirs still. I don't notice it. I guess you get used to them.

I love your accent and I love it when you do videos. Love your blog Joanne.



Awesome job Joanne! Though I did not join Memory Monday...I still am memorizing!

Mateo 6:33 Pero busquen ante todo el reino de Dios y Su justicia y se les darán además
todas estas cosas.

But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

I goofed and had to delete ...of God after His Kingdom because I translated from Spanish...doesn't work.

I missed visiting you all but too much going on so I did not post any memory post. Many blessings!

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I'm a day late! Sorry :) Here it is though:

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