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Addition and Subtraction

Rachel Anne | Jan 13, 2010

On Wednesday afternoon, Priscilla stopped over with her boys to hang out and give them a change of scenery for doing homework.  I provided the kitchen table and juice drinks, they provided the brain cells and energy to get it done. J.C. is working on his vocabulary, while Jackson is done with his math and […]

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Turkey Tweets…and Other Necessary Things

Priscilla | Jan 12, 2010

  Yesterday, I tweeted about an “incident” here in the Shirer Household. I made an incredible Turkey Meatloaf from a recipe given to me by one of my best friends who is an awesome cook. I was feeling quite accomplished as a wife and mother to have dinner ready well before supper time (a rare occurrence). […]

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Letting Go

Priscilla | Jan 11, 2010

  Jude, my 1 year old, has an affinity for acorns. I don’t know what it is about those little brown nuts that pique his interest, but whenever we go outside he immediately begins to scan the horizon for them. He’s becomes a little hoarder and tries to collect as many as he can in […]

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Funny Stories, Spiritual Significance

Jan 10, 2010

  I’ve been a pastor’s kid since I was one year old. My parents started the church, which I still attend, when I was just a tiny thing. And the vast majority of sermons that I’ve heard my father preach over the past 35 years have included some sort of illustration that had something to […]

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Frugal Friday Winner

Priscilla and Rachel Anne | Jan 08, 2010

Thank you for all your fantastic comments on “relating with money” on Friday! We read each one and appreciated the hard-won wisdom in them. Those of us who are still learning (ahem, me) are really encouraged by the experience and journeys that you are willing to share. That means a lot. The random drawing winner […]

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Frugal Friday – Can You Relate?

Rachel Anne | Jan 07, 2010

Hooray for Frugal Friday! I’m wishing I was eligible for this week’s prize because I think I need this. This DVD teaching by Dave Ramsey and Dave’s best-selling book, Relating with Money. Here’s some info on “Relating with Money”: Most people never realize the impact that the issue of money has on their personal and […]

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Fatherhood

Jerry | Jan 06, 2010

Hey, It’s me. Jerry Shirer; the other half of the Shirer team. Last week a friend told me that he’d been on Priscilla’s blog, reading through one of the motherhood discussions. He’d typed up a couple paragraphs to join in and then deleted it when it occurred to him that he’d be the only guy […]

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Fasting for Change

Priscilla | Jan 05, 2010

  Put on sackcloth, O priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God. Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all […]

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Write it Down

Priscilla | Jan 04, 2010

I keep a journal. I wish I was a serious writer like some of my friends who write without fail every single night, but I’m not. In fact, I’m not even close. Over the course of my life, I’ve probably filled up five or six journals. In fact, the one that I just ran out […]

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Looking for Peacocks, 2010

Rachel Anne | Jan 03, 2010

Shortly after we moved to our barn house in the country, we began hearing strange noises in the woods.  It sounded like a woman in distress, day after day, calling for help. We weren’t sure whether to call 911 or just mind our own business, until we discovered the source of the shrieks: wild peacocks. […]

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