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A Southern Discourse
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A faith-based resource blog for recipes, ideas for hosting events, the Good News about Grace, & a look at education and homeschool issues.
A faith-based resource blog for recipes, ideas for hosting events, the Good News about Grace, & a look at education and homeschool issues.

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Awesome insight and encouragement from author Leann Guzman!

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A good mark of hospitality is the graciousness with which you greet all who come to your door.  And there is no welcome like the welcome we show the bright colors and crisp temperatures of autumn when they finally arrive.  With arms thrown open wide, we…

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This past week has finally felt like fall!  And if the weather has you craving all things fall, then you are in the right place.  I am just beside myself to be participating in “Autumn Around the South,” a fall blog hop hosted by The Southern Blog…

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In the south, food is our memory.  Stretching back through space and time, it tastes like family.  It tells our story.  And the foods we value most, tell the stories that are dearest to our hearts.  So, it is no wonder that one of the first things I do…

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When I was little, fall was my least favorite season.  I know, I know.  How can that even be, right?  But I used to tell my mom that fall meant that everything was “browning down.”  And, in my mind, brown translated to drab, dull, and, more times than…

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She made a vow saying, “….I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life…”  1 Samuel 1:11 Recently, I ran into a friend who had seen a photograph of me and my daughter on her first college campus visit.  She and I waved cheerfully across the room…

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A Southern Discourse Porch Pretty Giveaway!

Guess what?  That’s right!  It’s contest time again!  Guys. Gals. Readers. Seriously.  This gift basket is ahh-mazing!  Possibly, maybe, one of my favorites of all time.  And we’ve done some fabulous ones, right?  I am so excited I am not sure which we…

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Has It Really Been That Long?

Rumor has it two years ago this past week A Southern Discourse went live on the interwebs.   When I held my breath and pushed ‘publish’ for the very first time, it was the beginning of a wonderfully long, rich conversation.  And guess what?  After nearly…

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All of us love the idea fresh flowers in our homes, but even the pre-made bouquets purchased at markets and floral departments can seem less than spectacular once freed from their carefully arranged cellophane wrappers.  I know I am not the first person…

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You know that summer has reached its pinnacle when peaches with all the color of a blazing sunset hang heavily on their branches.  As the dog days settle in, those Southern  peaches just get sweeter and sweeter until they are finally picked and sliced…
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