When I’m Beside Myself, I’m in Bad Company

In the beginning of the week the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage said, “On Thursday the girls and I will be going to St. Augustine for the day to visit thrift shops.” It was spring break and so the girls did not have school. It was the perfect opportunity for an outing for them. “Do […]

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Spring Has Sprung a Leak This Year

It was in the middle of February during a very shivering cold time that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage said most dramatically, “I can’t wait for Spring. When in the world is Spring going to get here?” As a veteran husband, I knew this was not a question for me to ponder or even […]

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3 Ways of Enhancing Your Quality Time Without Gadgets

The guilt I have faced when conversing with my two children whilst cooking dinner, making a mental note of what to pack in their lunchboxes and then trying to remember the conversation I had to then find out, you were in ”autopilot mode” and you didn’t actually hear what they were saying. We miss out […]

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Boys Matter Too

I was with a large group of women this morning, and a lovely young woman told a “funny story” about her experience at Easter. She said – I had to get the Easter candy while my daughter was there, so I just told her that the Easter Bunny is a boy, and boys never remember […]

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Our Stories

Our lives are made up of a series of events, defining moments, experiences, and changes that will define our lasting legacy some in a positive and others in a negative way. Everyone experiences different things. No two people are the same. We live differently, we mature differently, and we build our lives differently. It’s these […]

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The Clock on the Wall

When you have been invited to a friend’s home have you noticed the clocks on the walls? Most of the clocks around the house are probably ordinary timepieces, some big, some little, some ornate, some with designs like flowers or birds or a beautiful mountain scene. All are attractive and most fit into the particular […]

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My Somber Longing for Summer

My favorite time of the year is summer and I don’t care what the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage says. Summer is what I live for especially here in Florida. As soon as Fall arrives in full steam I am looking forward to summer with uncontrollable anticipation. One thing that attracts me to summer has […]

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How to Trick Summer Into Coming Early

Just when you think summer has come, winter giggles and sticks her icy nose into my life. Not being much of a fan of winter I can stand it for so long, but not as long as it’s been this year. Either I’m getting old and cannot remember or this has been a very long […]

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I Enjoy a Mess, Especially Mine

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were in a little bit of a tussle this past week. Normally (whoever said I was normal) I stay away from such activity in our very humble domicile. Sometimes it is completely unavoidable. This was one of those times. I was in the study area of our […]

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