Five Minute Friday: Expectation

Friday, June 08, 2012

This was a different Friday for me! I wrote my five minutes super early - then I had to come back to link up...

Wanna join in the free writing Friday?  Head over to gypsy mama and link up.


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Five in the morning.

I should be sleepy. I should have a foggy mind.

It should be cold and quiet.

I should be short tempered (I mean I am Italian!).


It's peaceful. The birds are singing good-bye to the night while they patiently wait for the sun to reappear. They know it will. There is no rush.

No rush. No worries. Not really - should I be worried?

No cars on the road.  Well one old Chevy pickup, but it's not near us at all.

I'm ready. I am going to be the mom who is awake and ready today- ready for whatever it is that this strange day might hold.

Besides my three-year-old is explaining what the birds already know - the moon goes down, the sun comes up.... the moon goes down, the sun comes up.

No point in rushing, the sun will come.

Good night moon.

childhood favorite

Favorite book from my childhood

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Are you a fan of reading? If you are then, do you remember loving the summer break from school because you could read any book you wanted? No reports, no tests, just reading for the pure pleasure of it.

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For me, I waited for summer because it meant I could read my favorite book, again and again if I wanted. And that childhood favorite still sits on my bookshelf calling to me once in awhile.

I'm writing a guest post for my friend Jacquie today, head over to her blog (BlessingsinHomemaking) to read all about my favorite summer book from my childhood.

Oh and if you had a favorite book you waited for summer to read, or any time really, let me know - I'd love to hear from you!

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Twelve Extraordinary Women: Guest Post

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

For me personally, the best part of blogging, is meeting other people out there that share interests. You get to "meet" people you would never really ever even know existed and you have the chance to see the world through their eyes, which is always enlightening.

So with that in mind, a new blogging friend of mine has graciously decided to share her thoughts on a book she is reading. The following book review/discussion is from Jacquie from Blessings in Homemaking. I hope you enjoy hearing from her.


I am just finishing up this book and I will give it five stars! The book discusses twelve prominent women in the Bible and their lives. The author did such an amazing job analyzing each woman and pointing out the great faith each one had! 

My favorite by far was the story of Eve. Your heart will be warmed by this one! I even had to read the story of Eve to my husband! I can't even begin to imagine how beautiful Eve was. She was physically perfect, being the first woman molded from God's very own hands and she was the first to be pure of heart. Can you imagine not only beautiful but genuinely sweet and innocent?! Even though that purity was short lived I still have to wonder what the first humans were like! I really love how the author interprets Adam's love for Eve. It is great coming from a man's perspective. What a love story!

You will also find a lot of encouragement as a mother, wife and woman living in a fallen world. This book has my recommendation!


Meet the guest blogger:

Jacquie is a Stay at Home Mom to one adorable little girl. She loves reading and blogging! You can read her Christian homemaking blog at


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Beverly Sills Quote

Monday, June 04, 2012

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
~Beverly Sills                 
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In case you are curious this is Mount Roraima in Venezuela. 

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