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Joy DeKok
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Lives in Pine Island, MN
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I love my job. . .and my boss. . .and celebrating our work together!
Note: This All Around the Town is a new idea. Jon said we could give it a try. Rochester has some great places we enjoy, and I’d like to share them with you. To share more than insurance because while we enjoy our business, we also enjoy life. These All Around the Town posts are …
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Ok so ooey Gooey Caramel Pull Apart Bread (AKA Caramel Monkey Bread) in our house anyways, is our favorite form of Monkey Bread. That doesn't mean we don 't like all forms of Monkey Bread, just tha...
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This is an excellent post. Encouraging and challenging - a great balance. 
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writing facts without stalling the story
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What a great idea!
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Love dates - both kinds!
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Sometimes a new writing idea comes along - okay - so that happens a lot.  And sometimes I'm in a place in my current project that's hard. And I want to pack up when I need to stay. This post came into my life at just the right time!
I know the feeling of packing my bags when I need to stay put.
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Date night for my favorite insurance guy and me!
We love to ride. For Jon and I a good date night is us in the front seat, the dogs in the back, hot coffee (from Caribou), an audio book we can listen to, a tank full of gas, and a clean windshield. Although Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” could be our theme song, …
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Why does your farm insurance matter to us? It's the place Jon's heart will always call home.
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I'm a published author and blogger.
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Writing, publishing, self publishing, and blogging.
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Pine Island, MN
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Writing my heart onto the page, one word at a time.
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I'm an author first, although I enjoy working part time in my husband's insurance agency. I started writing before I could read when I'd cut the words out of my mom's magazines and tape them on blank pages, pretending they were my own. Then, I traced them, before learning to write them for myself.
 
I have several books in print and am enjoying the e-book revolution both as an author and reader.
 
I live with my husband, Jon, on 35 acres in Minnesota between Pine Island and Rochester. One of my favorite things to do is ride our  land on our John Deere Gator with our dogs, Sophie & Tucker. One of my favorite hobbies is nature photography. 
 
Although we don't have children of our own, we love our nieces, nephews, and the children of our friends.
 
I love the Lord Jesus Christ, who first loved me.
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  • Faith Christian School
    1974 - 1976
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Beaver dam ahead | Barbara Ellen Brink
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writing facts without stalling the story

On the Road Again - DeKok Insurance Group
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We love to ride. For Jon and I a good date night is us in the front seat, the dogs in the back, hot coffee (from Caribou), an audio book we

Your Farm Insurance - Why It Matters to Us - DeKok Insurance Group
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Why does your farm insurance matter to us? It's the place Jon's heart will always call home.

Girlfriends, Brownies, & A Working Lunch | A Baking Legacy
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A delightfully fudgy brownie with chocolate frosting to top it off.

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake | A Baking Legacy
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Simple, no bake creamy cheesecake that is cool and refreshing.

Faith and Judgment
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“Don’t judge me,” we command. We are offended when someone tells us we’re wrong – who are they to judge? They make mistakes, too. Nobody’s p

The View From My Favorite Tree | Julie Saffrin
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The view from my favorite tree I love the smell of pine trees. We had eleven Norway pines in the yard of my childhood home. They were great

Rhubarb Days | A Baking Legacy
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Sweet and tart rhubarb layered between a oat and brown sugar crisp.

The Spanish Military Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida
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Erica Here: Anyone who knows me knows how much I love history. I love old things, and I love the stories that accompany old things. So when

Floral Dames Series--Fit for Fine Art?
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The first six floral dames. Each roughly 10"x10" watercolor on board. A wonderful perk of meeting your husband in art school is being able t