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Allison Redd
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2014 Family Christmas Card
Merry Christmas to all our friends and family far and wide! I wish we could mail this to all of you. May you enjoy time with loved ones this holiday! Love, Gaines, Allison, Jacob, Ethan, Calvin & As-Yet-Unnamed Baby due June 2015 :)

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Book Review: Jonathan Edwards (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
A few years ago, from 2005-2007, we spent our Fourth of July weekends in Annapolis, Maryland, at something called the JEI conference. Lots of speakers, books, good food, strolling around the lovely historic city, and fireworks. It was sponsored by the Jonat...

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Why I Love Laura Ingalls Wilder
Describing a scene for her sister, who has gone blind from scarlet fever: Laura let out her breath. "Oh, Mary! The snow white horse and the tall, brown man, with such a black head and bright red shirt! The brown prarie all around--and they rode right into t...

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Music Review: The Mantis and the Moon
About six months ago, I received a copy of an EP called The Mantis and the Moon in my mailbox. In my relatively short life, I've heard a number of indie artists. Some friends, some friends of friends. Some completely unknown to me. (Full disclosure: I've me...

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Heaven IS for Real
At my 10-year high school reunion, as we all sat on the stage in my hometown school auditorium that Friday morning, a few of our classmates read a report from each alum, papers that list what we've done since high school and what we're doing now. Since ther...

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There Will Be Butterflies
A friend of a friend is losing her unborn baby girl today. Another friend is watching cancer eat away at her little boy, though he is putting up a strong fight. I have relatives and friends struggling with loss and pain and grief. Those who are hurting and ...

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Book Review: John Knox (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Simonetta Carr has created a wonderful series of biographies that highlight faithful personages from church history, and this is the second of her books we have been able to review. This latest volume is based on the life of John Knox . I have to admit I kn...

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Merry Christmas 2013
Stationery Card View the entire collection of cards.   In case you weren't on our snail-mail list or we never actually mailed you your card (oops!), here's our holiday wishes from our home to yours! Merry Christmas to all today!

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Books Read in 2013 (Allison)
Crazy in Alabama (highly disappointing - do not recommend) The Giver On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis Camilla John Newton (Bitesize Biographies) Peace Like A River The Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Sma...

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Ten Year Blogiversary Boot Camp
Exactly one day plus one decade ago we started one of these newfangled things called an online weblog. We were reading quite a few famous and not-so-famous blogs at the time, so we decided to join in the fun. The whole thing slowed down significantly once w...
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