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Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts April 2007

The Church Must be Revived

If we honestly stop and evaluate our spiritual walk, can we say that we are closer to God now than ever before in our lives?   I see a trend arising among the church... people who have head knowledge of God but who do not know Him intimately; people who go through the routines of religiosity, but do…

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Save Money on Maternity Clothes

When you consider how short your span of gestation lasts, it seems ridiculous to me that women go and break the bank on their wardrobes.  Save your money for a babymoon or something you absolutely need by using some helpful hints:

Borrow.  If you've had a friend that is around your size, borrowing …

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The Road is Diverging

Do you enjoy poetry?  I do.  One of my favorite poets has to be Robert Frost.  This week one of his poems came to mind, not only by actually events, but as a metaphor for our current life events.  The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow woodand sorry I could not …

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Ahh, Those Sleepless Nights!

Sometimes I think that the constant need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night is God's way of preparing us for those midnight feedings!    It seems like I tossed and turned all night long...and of course, got up to use the bathroom.   I would awaken with sermon topics in my head, or prayer…

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Something FREE for the Kids

If you are looking for something fun and educational to take your kids to this summer, why not check out a local Nature Center?  No matter where you live, chances are there will be a conservation center nearby! We have three favorites, two of which are within 15 minutes of our house.  You may not be…

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Vacation Day!

We'll be out and about today during our short, but sweet vacation.  It's not too often that my husband gets a chance to take a day off for R&R, so we're taking full advantage.

Today, we'll head out to Burr Oak Woods for a visit to the Nature Center and to hike a trail where Jesse James was said to h…

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Is Christ Your Lifestyle?

Running around Kansas City yesterday for 6 hours, I found myself interacting with plenty of people!  We had several errands to run; groceries, looking for new shoes, searching thrift stores for tennis rackets and size 12 black dress pants for Titus, a Wal Mart run for socks and other odds and ends..…

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Does the Family Seem Complete?

Today's topic is a little off the beaten path for some of you out there, but for others it is a very current issue.  

The question was echoing though my head as I was in prayer this morning... "Does the family seem complete?"   Not for myself necessarily...I guess it was on my heart because I have …

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Thoughts for the Day

I am pleased to report that God finally sent a buyer for the truck and it was sold last night!  We came down a little on the price, but still were content with what we got out of it.  My hope is that it will be a good truck for this couple.  To date, it is the most expensive vehicle that we've sold.…

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VT Remembered

Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, students, faculty, friends and loved ones who were personally touched by Monday's traumatic massacre at Virginia Tech.  No one can understand what would motivate someone to go on a killing rampage... we sit and shake our heads at such happenings.   Sadly, t…

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Outings with the Kids

With our school year complete, it's easy to get out of the house on the spur of the moment to enjoy an afternoon outing.  Yesterday, we spent the morning working in the yard.  Titus mowed, I trimmed, and we all searched for any dandelions that we may have missed previously.  I ended up weeding the d…

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Has Spring Finally Returned?

We went from heavy snow on Friday night to seventy degrees on Sunday.  It felt more Easter-like yesterday than it did the previous week. 
Who can make heads or tails of this weather???  Of course, our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast who have been struck hard with this "nor'ea…

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Thanks for the Congrats!

Thanks to all of you out there who have e-mailed me with congratulations on our upcoming arrival.  It's meant a lot to me to know that there are so many caring friends out there.  We are excited and anxiously awaiting our newest arrival!  Keep praying for us and for a healthy,…

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Window into the Womb

No matter how many ultrasounds I have had, I am still amazed at seeing a little life growing inside me!  Yesterday was no exception.  As I looked at the monitor and saw our little baby kicking and moving I couldn't help but have the tears roll down my cheek.   This ultrasound was very important to m…

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Happy Siblings Day (4/10)

Did you know that yesterday was National Siblings Day?  Well, OK only about 25 of the 50 states recognized the day as such, but regardless.. I had no clue!  I heard it on TV in the afternoon.  My guess is that it must not be a very publicized holiday... at least not yet anyway. 

I don't know if …

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Pictures from Easter

Our family at Grandma and Grandpa Weiss' house for Easter dinner. As you can see, the color this year was TEAL!Surprisingly, even Grandma wore teal!  Be sure to notice the matching shoes!                      &nb…

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Trying to Keep Busy

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.   My family had a peaceful weekend, but I must admit it was so cold it didn't feel like Easter normally feels.  The kids were out hunting for their eggs with winter coats on and I hear tell that there could be snow this week.  For those of you who may live …

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Most people have food cravings from time to time... that favorite late night snack, a favorite candy bar, a bowl of ice cream.   I think it's pretty normal to have a hunger for something occasionally.  

I am always amazed at the cravings I have during pregnancy.  I think it was the first "tip off"…

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Does Pregnancy Weight Effect Childhood Weight?

I have read several recent news articles that touched off today's subject concerning childhood obesity (a growing problem in our country) and it's possible connection to pregnancy.  If you are interested in reading a related article, please go to:…

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