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Jennifer Jo Weiss

Blog posts August 2008

Oh, What FUN, Shad is ONE!

                Happy First Birthday, Shad !    You've come a long way in a year!We love you!

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Tied UP and Cutting a Way Free

When you were a kid (or hey, maybe you were an adult).... did you ever have someone tie your shoelaces together when you didn't know it? Picture the scenario.  You're talking away with someone else, not paying attention to the little deviant lurking in the shadows ready to pounce.  They sneak up on …

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Living Out Love

"But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13When I was home, a topic kept coming up that several family members have been studying about at church;  LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.  Two of my aunts thought it was one of the hardest things to do in life.  Do w…

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FOOD For Thought, Body, and Soul

It is starting to feel like "fall" here.  The football games are back on television, the kids are back in school,  and the air seems to be turning cooler at night.  We have not used our little pool since we returned from vacation in Ohio and I think we may go ahead and drain it - a sure sign of fall…

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Are You Discontent?

I have a busy schedule today and I wasn't going to post anything too "heavy", but after prayer this morning, I felt a real urge to take a few extra minutes and talk about what God has on my heart.  The topic of being "discontent" has surfaced several times this weekend as friends have been asking ab…

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Change Your Perspective

This morning was a lazy morning.  It was raining and I stayed in bed later than I should have.  The distant thunder and the patter of rain on the window pain seemed to whisper "Don't get up... don't get up..."    When I finally crawled out of bed, I had barely meandered out to the kitchen to put on …

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Some Pictures from Vacation

We're still getting settled from our trip, but things are slowly returning to normal.  Titus actually got the yard mowed yesterday (and the neighbor's), we picked up some groceries, and cleaned the house a bit.  The house (after being closed up for two weeks) had a not-so-pleasant odor, so cleaning …

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Home Again

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."  Philippians 4:11 KJVAfter driving across four states yesterday, we got in around 3am.  We are very tired and I am just now getting around this morning and starting to unpa…

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Winding Things Down

Well, I finally made peace with Dad’s computer. Although it has been hair raising to get some of my “business” done, I nonetheless accomplished what I needed to. So, I have to say that for the most part… Dad’s computer is OK. I have to laugh because 1,) Dad amused me by frequently changing…

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Invitations Galore!

Another Beautiful Day

Today's post comes to you live from Aunt Phyllis and Uncle John's house where the kids have spent a few hours playing baseball out in the back field and I have been visiting with Aunt Phyllis... until now.   I have been able to check my 200+ emails and now sit down and check in with all of you.

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The Forty-One Year Old Stroller, the Jungle, and Other Bits and Pieces

"Travel back to yester-year... to a time not back too far in the distant past..."    WELCOME HOME! Yes, being home seems like I'm in a time warp.  I was telling my Aunt Becky how quiet it is to be in the "country".    It's odd once you live in a huge city …

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Around Town in the Ol' Nightgown

Okay, so technically it was my capri pajamas, but nonetheless.... bright and early yesterday morning, my father had me out in the van for a tour of my hometown. I awoke early and he had the great idea to take me out before anyone got up.  That was fine - but I didn't even have time to put on clothes…

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Eventful Week

Hello from the Buckeye State!  We arrived at my parent's house last night, tired and yet full of "energy" at the same time.  Our trip spanned two days in the car at 7+ hours each.  We stopped off first at the Hoosier Family's house (in Indiana) to drop off our beloved pooch, Winston and to rest.  Of…

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Energizing, Ever Ready, and Dependable

There is a verse running through my head today:  "...greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." 1 John 4:4How often do we substitute our own power and abilities in the place of God's omnipotence?    By taking on that "attitude" we stunt our vision/dreams …

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Eight, Eight, O-Eight

Well, the day is here. 8/8/08.   It's been strange these past few years in 2000 as the date reaches triple digits.  I don't know if it's superstition or 'what' that leads people to feel like they've hit the jackpot if their special event lands on the "triple play" of the time slot …

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Following Instincts

My mother-in-law and I were talking about "instincts" the other day in regard to her cat.  Her cats, Betsy and Henry, have never been "outdoors" or been around other animals (as far as interaction goes).    They sit and look out the windows in the kitchen and front living room and watch the cars go …

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The Dawning of a New Day

"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying."  Romans 12:12 NIV This morning I woke up early to spend some time in prayer and to collect my thoughts.   As the time ticked on during my quiet time, I heard some birds chirping outside so I went …

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Did You Hear the One About...

Did you ever hear any stories from the late Grady Nutt?   He was a well known Baptist Minister and Christian Comedian.  We had a cassette tape of his comedic stories (they sounded more like bits on Hee Haw, which he was on) when Pete and I were first married.  They were always clean and highly humor…

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