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Yay for keeping those resolutions, Joanne! And with God's mercy and grace you can finish off the last month of the year the same as the rest. You and yours remain in my prayers!


So wonderful, Joanne! God has kept you in the palms of His hands. I will pray for HIS richest blessings upon you and your family this year!

renee altson

love you all the time, my friend.

Child of God

Praising God with you Joanne!

Praying and praying often.


It makes me so happy when you post. I miss you!

Marla Taviano

Praise you, Jesus!! I pray for you every day, friend. I love you!

Marla Taviano

One of the words I had to type was "Eucharist." Do you have Christian Captcha?? ;) Anyway, so fitting. THANKFUL for you!!

Helen Washington

Bless you Joanne and may these resolutions continue to be a trend.
I so love seeing your name in parentheses and
may your days be bracketed with abiding peace and hope.


So glad for you! That's a yucky list! Love it when you blog!!!


thrilled to see this post from you. Praises for your good year! We love to hear from you.


So glad!! You have a great attitude and I continue to pray for you and your family daily.

jan maniatis

great to see a post from u. I've been praying that you would find peace, routine, a way to route everything you must have going on in your mind. So glad that the resolutions are on thier way way to being kept for '12. Anxious to see what your '13 list holds

Kim Feth

Praise Him!
Kim Feth
Apex, NC

rolety zewnętrzne

I love to hear news from you, greetings, have a nice day

Sue M



Hi! I have a question--I was cleaning up my blog and deleted my sidebar. I thought I had pasted stuff to be able to add back, but I don't have the code to make your picture button thingy to send people over here. It's been requested that I put it back and I WANT to, but don't know how to do the code. Help!


I had to smile at Marla's comment--I got the word "pious" on the captcha thing.


The thingy to post a comment on today's post isn't working so I went back one post. I did miss my daughter when she was at school -- and now that I'm an empty-nester, I really miss her! I use her old bedroom as an office/craft room. The only thing to indicate that she grew up in this room are some plastic stars tacked on the ceiling. It's strange that all the arguments when she was a teenager about curfew, friends, boyfriends, etc. have all faded into the mists of time. I can even laugh about her purple hair and facial piercing stage, which thankfully didn't last long. The tattoo she got on her 18th birthday still isn't funny, but at least no one will see it. I hope.

We had pajama days and they were wonderful. Usually it was when school was closed for inclement weather. We'd make pizza or cookies and sit around watching movies.

I too love my Kindle and it goes everywhere with me. My bookshelves are cleared of most classics since I can download them for free.

Glad you are all doing well.

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