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Back to School Reflections

Posted by Joy Morris on

I remember high school orientation for my first son. I went alone, listened to all the information, and felt the room spinning. Afterwards, I rushed to my car where I proceeded to convulsively cry. I called my mom, freaking her out with my loud wailing. When I finally calmed down, we talked it over: I came to the sudden realization that I had four years left! What did I still need to teach him? Was he ready? Would he survive?! It was a sobering moment as I pondered the task of raising all our children.

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Unexpected Friendships

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Social media has given us the false notion that we really have hundreds of "friends," yet we're more lonely now than we've ever been. Why is that??! Perhaps because it's easier to put a thumbs up on someone's Facebook post than it is to spend the time & "get dirty" with real relationships. But oh the rewards of true friendships!! They're hard work but so worth it when we take the time to nourish deep friendships, allow our schedules to be interrupted by unexpected visits, and walk through life with those special people.

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The Cure for the Summer Slump

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Confession time... Exhaustion and lack of motivation overwhelm me in the summer. Maybe it's the heat, the daily vicious cycle of summer, or convincing myself that I am on "vacation."  I find myself staying up too late, sleeping in, then skipping my time with the Lord, and I end up chasing my day. Admittedly this has become my summer mantra, and frankly I'm weary of it. I feel like I'm giving everything my leftovers.  Don't get me wrong, leftovers are great for food that has time to marinate, season, and get more flavor. However, most leftovers sit in my fridge too long, grow...

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Broken Vessels

Posted by Joy Morris on

We have a whole collection of these scratched, chipped and slightly damaged treasures, overstocks and some really nice pieces that have been discontinued. This Friday & Saturday we're bringing it all out for a Phenomenal Clearance Event! We're calling it our Lemons & Leftovers Event and can't wait to share the amazing deals with you.

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Pillow Fights

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I have a funny thing that I like to collect. Something that drives my husband crazy. From what I've heard talking to customers, many of you have the same collection! PILLOWS!! I love pillows--can't get enough of them. If I get bored of them, I will buy different ones. How many pillows do you have have on your bed? (8 for me) Your sofa? (5)So why do most husbands hate pillows? I really need to know. In fact, I asked that question on my Facebook page. I said, "Why do husbands hate pillows? Asking for a friend..." The answers were...

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