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Lee Anne
Royal Oak, Michigan
Mom of a newleywed, avid golfer, Lutheran and free-lance writer.
Interests: weblogs, cooking, gardening, reading, classic movies, Francis Schaeffer, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, The Brandenburg Concerti, Carmina Burana, Switchfoot, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles
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I'm doomed to fail at my New Year's resolutions, but still I think about setting goals for how I would like to change my habits in the next 12 months. So here are some of my thoughts from earlier this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at such small hands
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The last few months of 2016 left many people feeling as if the year itself was an active agent of evil, and the sooner we kicked it to the curb, the better. I felt a little of that, too, although... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at such small hands
Outside my window... the sun is shining brightly, but it’s only 32 I am thinking ... that it would be a shame to run the vacuum and disturb my cat snoozing peacefully in the sun I am thankful for ...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at such small hands
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Psalm 100 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His;... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at such small hands
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I haven’t written anything about my crochet projects since April 2014. Rereading that post, I realize that I have tackled more than a few of the items I had wanted to try: A couple of afghans — as an apartment-warming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at such small hands
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I’ve written about my gardening successes and failures in this space before, but I've never been this discouraged. I’ve never ignored the garden as much as I have this summer. There are good reasons, at least in my mind. We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at such small hands
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For five of the last six years, my husband and I have spent several of our vacation days in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our “base of operations” is Munising, at the Holiday Inn Express, which commands a sweeping view of Grand... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at such small hands
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Like most Christians who love the Bible, I have often struggled with having a daily “quiet time,” several minutes a day set aside for Bible reading, study and prayer. Our fathers and mothers in the faith tell us that early... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at such small hands
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I’m one of those women who love the benefits of a clean home, but hate to clean. I believe that King Solomon was inspired by the sight of his servants endlessly dusting the palace treasures when he wrote, “I have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at such small hands
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Did you know that we had a little wedding this summer? Could there be a mother alive who doesn’t think that her own daughter’s wedding was the most beautiful, magical and romantic event in the history of weddings? My daughter... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at such small hands
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The DASH diet has been around a long time. I just learned of it in January, when it was again named one of the best diets in the country by U.S. News & World Report. DASH is an acronym for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2015 at such small hands
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If I had to grade myself on this year’s garden, I’d give myself a C-minus. Maybe. Certainly the weather was no help. Following on the heels of the bitterly cold and snowy winter of 2013-14, the spring was late and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at such small hands
With the crisp fall weather, I've been in the mood for baking my own sweets. I tried out these carrot zucchini bars after discovering a couple of zukes on my plant. I substituted extra nuts for the raisins --- Ken... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at such small hands
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"A Practical Wedding: Creative Ideas for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration" by Meg Keene When my daughter Amy got engaged, she told me she had ordered this book. What a wise move! I bought a copy for myself,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at such small hands
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Last Friday, I took a notion that I was going to teach myself to crochet. I dug out an old "Learn How Book" that had belonged to my mom, and went through the assortment of her crochet hooks that I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2013 at such small hands
My last post was June 25? Seriously? Where did the summer go? Here it is, Labor Day weekend, and all of those fall activities will be starting up again. So, considering I posted my summer plans on June 1, how... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at such small hands
"Shift Omnibus Edition" by Hugh Howey "Shift" is the second book in the Silo series, which began with "Wool." In my opinion, the second book may not be as compelling as the first, but in a way it is more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at such small hands
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I shared in my previous post how a few women from my church have formed a casual book club to read and discuss John Ortberg's "The Life You've Always Wanted," which is subtitled: "Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People." We're in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at such small hands
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Now that summer is under way ... Write for the blog (LOL!) at least as time allows amid gardening and writing for work. Garden. I've been dealing with some longtime problem areas, digging up neglected spots that became infested with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at such small hands
My husband and I were late to catch on to "The Killing," AMC's crime drama that was "canceled" after two seasons, but brought back for a third season beginning June 2. We finished Season 2 about a week ago, but... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2013 at such small hands
"Wool Omnibus Edition" by Hugh Howey I had never heard of "Wool" or its author until I read this article/review in Slate magazine. It's not that I dislike science fiction --- I've read "Dune," "Brave New World," several Ray Bradbury... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2013 at such small hands
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A Guest Post by Cole Millen, an avid traveler and foodie who frequently contributes to food-related blogs. Going on vacation is an exciting experience, but it often also presents many opportunities for making poor food choices. Instead of "winging it"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2013 at such small hands
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What? You don't need a vacation to recover from your vacation? Honestly, who can complain when you live in Michigan and just spent eight days in Florida? Still, no vacation is without its little glitches and annoyances. So here's the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at such small hands
"Iscariot" by Tosca Lee Best-selling novelist Tosca Lee tackles the story of the man who may be the most despised character in the New Testament --- Judas Iscariot. If you are familiar with the Gospels, you think you know Judas,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at such small hands
By now, everyone's probably heard about the article published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing the results of a study of the benefits of following the so-called Mediterranean diet. Ken and I have been trying to modify... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at such small hands