Mama Duck

*Mama to three young adults – boy/girl twins about to graduate from college and my youngest, finishing her sophomore year at her university.

*I’ve been an adjunct professor for over 20 years, but my primary vocation is Mama to the three ducks. They are my favorite people and I miss them when they are not in the nest.

*Bible-believing Christian.

*Blogging About: Family-Life. Faith-Life. Mid-Life. Sharing-Life! Older posts tell the tales of being Mama to teenagers! Can’t say all of those moments were fun ones (wink). But, they gave me some interesting things to write about!

*Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much! 🤗

Mama Duck

 

 

139 thoughts on “Mama Duck

  1. Jane Lurie January 28, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. Your blog looks terrific!

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  2. Bonnie Anderson January 14, 2019 / 9:23 am

    We have a lot in common and a lot not. The best – I’m a Christian for over 45 years and very active in my church. So thankful that God rescued me! My kids are grown, but college is in their past. Adjusting is constant. I miss being around them daily, but I’m so thankful they have found their adult lives! Nice to meet you!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! January 14, 2019 / 11:52 am

      Nice to meet you as well! I agree that the adjustment is constant. They come home for summer and holiday breaks, they leave again for school…it’s a strange time of parenting for sure! The important thing is that they continue to do what God has called them to do at this particular time in their lives. Thank you for visiting!

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  3. marianbeaman November 29, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I notice you clicked on my website, so I’m poking around in yours. This morning I took a photo of my ancient, but COMFORTABLE bathrobe. I may write a blog post about it.

    Nice to meet you! I too am a Christian and former college professor.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! November 29, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Hello and it’s wonderful to meet you too! I love the title of your blog, as it reflects the interesting life you have had.
      You should write about the robe! The post, You’re Middle Age When…resonated with so many readers, I couldn’t believe it! Nice to know I’m not alone :).
      Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  4. -Eugenia November 12, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    I enjoyed knowing about you and love your blog! Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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  5. Equipping November 9, 2018 / 11:46 pm

    After having read your article, I can only say, “wow!” You really know how to express yourself to others. It is like if you were writing your article on a plain white sheet of paper, using a “real ink pen,” with the ink still not dry on your final draft; that is the clarity and openness of your thoughts that goes into the things that you write. Please keep up your good work

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  6. cactusflower18 November 7, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    You sound like a lovely lady; Mom, etc. My girls are 50 and 48; staying with the 48 yr. old and her family until I move back to AZ soon. Nice Blog; I’m just starting out but I think it’s fun!

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  7. Timelesslady November 5, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    Hi, I commented on your recent post, and was led to a post you wrote from 2014 titled, ‘I didn’t want to leave church.’ I’m writing a post this week titled, A Full House, about how nice it was to have to search for a seat in the sanctuary on Sunday because God’s house was full. I’d like to use a quote from your 2014 post and leave a link after the quote to your post. It is really an excellent post and I agree with it. Church is restorative. Your quote I’d like to use:
    “Church is not a social gathering for me. Sure, it provides fellowship, but more intimate relationships are experienced in small groups. Church service is restorative. After six days in the world, I need a reprieve from the depravity, the images, the diseases, disappointments, and this Babylonian culture.” Thanks so much for considering my request. Kathy

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    • Family to the 5 Power! November 5, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Hi Kathy (Timelesslady)!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I Didn’t Want to Leave Church on Sunday. Yes, you are welcome to use the quote and thank you for quoting it with a link to my site. I look forward to reading your upcoming post, A Full House.

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      • Timelesslady November 6, 2018 / 7:01 am

        Thanks so much!

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  8. positivesideofcoin October 24, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    I enjoyed getting to know you more via About. Thanks for reading my blogs. I appreciate it very much 💕🙏🤗

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  9. barbora October 19, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving a comment and following!

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  10. judithhb October 16, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    Interesting post. Thanks for following me. I’ll be back to read more.

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    • judithhb October 16, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      I meant to say thanks for being no 1,000 follower on my blog.

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      • Family to the 5 Power! October 17, 2018 / 8:41 am

        Wow!! I’m soooo excited for you and happy to be your 1000th follower! That is a milestone and I congratulate you!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! October 17, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Thank you. I’m glad you’ll be back! I look forward to reading your posts as well. 🙂

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    • Pat Cegan May 10, 2019 / 9:13 am

      Your pictures are so full of God’s blessings. I, too, find beauty in dandelion blossoms. Sometimes we call God’s flowers “weeds” but He just laughs and sends more. Thank you for visiting Source of Inspiration and leaving bread crumbs to your beautiful blog. hugs, pat

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      • Mama Duck May 10, 2019 / 10:11 am

        He indeed gives us much beauty to enjoy!🙌🏻 Thanks for visiting☺️.

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  11. msaudreyc April 7, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    hi, thanks for liking my blog which enabled me to find you (lol) you are my future as I have twin boy and girl and another younger girl. Can’t wait to get home and check out your blog later 🙂

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  12. Joyfull Mom April 7, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Loving your blog! Blessings on your work and family.

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  13. Stephanie Romero March 29, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Hey! I’m trying to find a way to contact you and this seemed to be the only way. Remember me? The blogger for “Treasuring MOMents.” Well, I’m back to blogging at a whole new place. I would love to have you back as a reader!
    https://losthomeblog.wordpress.com/

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    • Family to the 5 Power! March 29, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Hi Stephanie! Yes, of course I remember you and miss you very much! I have seen your icon on the ‘likes’ recently and I’m so glad you are blogging again! I’m going to check out your new blog now…

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  14. staceyweeks March 3, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I’ve noticed your visits to my blog and have been encouraged by your “likes”. It’s been a delight to stop by yours tonight and read some of your thoughts. I anticipate visiting more often 🙂

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  15. Roos Ruse February 28, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I’m very glad to meet you. I helped raise sisters, but no daughters, but otherwise I think we’re instant friends with so much in common. I look forward to browsing your stories <3. Oh, and thank you for the follow! ❤

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  16. Su Leslie January 16, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Thanks for following ZimmerBitch: much appreciated. 🙂

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  17. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser January 16, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Greetings from sunny Florida! Nice to meet you! I wanted to tll you I just chuckled when I read about your twins. I to have (Fraternal) Twins much younger; they’ll be 5 y.o. in a week! My other children are girl almost 11, boy 9. boy 7. They keep me laughing, guessing, crying and ready to pull my hair out at any given day! LOL I can relate! Cheryl

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    • Family to the 5 Power! January 17, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      Haha! I’m glad you can relate! Probably more of my writings will be even more relatable as your children get closer to the teen years! So nice to receive greetings from “sunny Florida” when several inches of snow are piling up outside my window right now! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  18. YesterdayAfter January 12, 2016 / 1:26 am

    Hi thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the Follow i will Follow back your is a fun and interesting blog I enjoyed what I have been reading so far! I hope that you enjoy my Art and creativity 🙂

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  19. Deb Dunham November 3, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    I think we would be good friends. 🙂 Will be reading your blogs.

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  20. theoldfellowgoesrunning March 24, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    So wonderful to discover your blog. Children are indeed a blessing. My wife and I at one point had 4 teenagers at one point, 2 are now in their early 20’s, which leaves us 2 teenagers.
    Blessings,
    ~Carl~

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    • Family to the 5 Power! April 20, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I’ve now discovered yours as well. Raising teens is great fun with some challenges along the way! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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  21. KD Manes March 15, 2015 / 5:22 pm

    Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for the “like”. I’m so glad it brought me here! As a Mom of three, I relate to your parenting stories, and also share many of your interests. Blessings, KD 🙂

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    • Family to the 5 Power! March 23, 2015 / 9:31 am

      Hi KD! Thanks for the visit and for saying hello! Your website is a blessing and I enjoy following you. I especially loved how you mention your godly parents in your “About Me”. You were so blessed to be raised in the faith. Looking forward to more of your posts. 🙂

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  22. Milagro Mama March 3, 2015 / 12:06 pm

    I’m so glad you found my blog, as now I’ve found yours!

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    • mrsmariposa2014 March 12, 2015 / 4:02 pm

      Dropped by to thank you for the like on Becoming His Butterfly-everyone is precious to me. And it looks like I have a blog I must explore as time permits! I am officially the mom of a teen this year and I have a feeling I can gain some wisdom here. Not to mention the Bible is my favorite book as well.:)

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      • Family to the 5 Power! March 13, 2015 / 5:34 pm

        Thank you for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading more at your blog home as well. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  23. Daphne September 25, 2014 / 11:51 pm

    So glad I came across your blog. I love the refreshing and positive feeling you give! I too am a non-fiction junkie, love to read and enjoy the simple things in life. I love seeing God shine through people and am very excited to follow your blog.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! September 27, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      Your story and precious Lydia touched my heart when I discovered your blog. Thank you for coming over to mine and writing me a message. I always say if I’m doing “fiction” that means that I’m sitting in front of the TV! 🙂 Thank you for following.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! September 7, 2014 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂 🙂 …I won’t accept just due to the timing right now (I’m barely able to write with the new work/school schedule; let alone nominate 15 bloggers that I haven’t already nominated for something else!). I did utterly and completely enjoy the 7 facts about you and believe that you have had an extraordinary life. I also look forward to reading through the other blogs nominated, as I’m unfamiliar with most of them. Thank you again for your kindness! I am grateful!

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  24. wingedprisms August 20, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    Great post. 😀
    Thank you for the visit.
    cate b

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 20, 2014 / 6:14 pm

      I have enjoyed reading through your blog. Blessings to you as you selflessly help your son and his family. You are awesome parents! Thanks for visiting my blog as well :).

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  25. Valerie Rutledge August 20, 2014 / 10:50 am

    3 teenagers…bless your heart! My 3 oldest are just entering the teens so prayer support appreciated! Thanks for the blog love, I shall reciprocate.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 20, 2014 / 6:25 pm

      Every season is a good one, but the teen years bring change! You have a great blog that I was happy to discover and look forward to following. Thanks for visiting :).

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  26. Dianne Thornton August 18, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Sweeter Than Honey! I saw the notification earlier today and wasn’t in a place where I could peruse your own lovely blog. But I’ve been waiting all day to do so. What a treat! We have several things in common! I have 15 ½ year-old boy/girl twins and a 14 year old daughter. 🙂 Life with teens is fast-paced … and tons of fun … albeit exhausting! I’m looking forward to learning more about you and your relationship with our precious Savior!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 19, 2014 / 10:53 am

      I love that I’ve virtually met two new Moms in the last day with similar family structures! You and another Mom (at: http://workforthecausenottheapplause.com/) have twins and a 3rd, follow God, and blog! Thank you for visiting and sharing your experiences with your teenagers. I definitely look forward to reading more about how you’re handling it all. Thanks for visiting! 🙂

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  27. mzpresser August 18, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    PS I also have boy/girl twins (5) and a little girl (4)so we’re just starting out!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 19, 2014 / 10:44 am

      They are ALL wonderful years, but at 5 and 4, you’re having so much fun! Enjoy every precious day with them…

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  28. mzpresser August 18, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to reading your blog as well!!!

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  29. bizigal August 18, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    Thank you for the blog follow…and happy to hear about another mom raising teens.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 18, 2014 / 7:48 pm

      There are so few Moms blogging about raising their teens, aren’t there? They sure keep us hopping!

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  30. The Presents of Presence August 18, 2014 / 9:50 am

    I love your About Me ~ I am silly at home, have 2 teenage boys who thank goodness still giggle at my antics and I am so grateful that we’ve connected. You have a great blog! ♥

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    • Family to the 5 Power! August 10, 2014 / 2:28 pm

      Thank you! I actually just accepted both recently, but I thank you so much for your nomination as well :). Your blog is lovely and I enjoy it very much!

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  31. christinavarga August 5, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Loving the eclectic feel of your blog! Thanks for checking mine out! Looking forward to reading more of your work! 🙂

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  32. rdeurlein July 29, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Thanks for liking my page! In looking at your About Me, something tells me we are very much on the same page when it comes to parenting.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! July 29, 2014 / 1:22 pm

      I teach critical thinking, so I especially appreciate that you motivate children “to higher levels of critical thinking”! Excellent post about teen clothing affecting their image. Thanks for visiting my blog today :).

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      • rdeurlein July 29, 2014 / 1:55 pm

        I love that you teach critical thinking – something we need much more of. Keep fighting the good fight.

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  33. lisa evola July 23, 2014 / 5:20 pm

    Wow, we have so much in common. I look forward to reading more from you! Be blessed sister!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! July 23, 2014 / 9:24 pm

      Indeed! I look forward to more from “A Beautiful Life” as well! Thanks for visiting today :).

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  34. Zestwriter July 16, 2014 / 1:38 am

    An enjoyable read, our family, beliefs, country, and especially God ..are important things in this life, thanks.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! July 16, 2014 / 8:54 am

      I agree with you that God, family, and our country are important! It’s nice to meet you this morning-thanks for the visit and comment. I’m going to visit yours :).

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  35. ellenlit67 July 13, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Hello and thank you again for nominating me for those awards. I actually nominated you, too. Of course you don’t have to do anything at all because you’ve been nominated already. I just love your blog and wanted to let you know! : ))

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  36. realsomefoya July 6, 2014 / 7:32 pm

    Hi there. I am also a mom to three amazing kids…all boys, ages 10, 14, 16. Like you, I love the Lord, enjoy reading, and spending time with my family. (They are my favorite.) My husband is a part of the U.S. Army, and we are a proud military family, that also loves the privileges that come with being an American. I think you have a great blog. I can’t wait to see more.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! July 6, 2014 / 9:14 pm

      First, my family and I sincerely thank your husband for his service to our country. We are grateful! I smiled when you wrote that spending time with your family is your “favorite”. I feel the same. Thanks for connecting :).

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  37. stephreeves July 5, 2014 / 8:42 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog “That Senior Year” and for the follow. I will return the favor as you appear to have a lot to say that would be good for me! I hope you stop by my place often and comment when you can. I appreciate it! Blessings on your endeavors.

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    • Family to the 5 Power! July 6, 2014 / 12:09 pm

      Thank you for visiting my blog as well. I enjoyed reading through your site and will stop by again! 🙂

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  38. B Harmony July 1, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Moma, you have encouraged and inspired me through your writing. I have nominated you for two awards. Please see my blog page to accept. Thanks so much!

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  39. motherhendiaries June 20, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Mama Duck, for visiting my blog and for the follow! It as always a pleasure to meet a fellow feathered friend who shares similar wholesome values. Your blog looks great, and I am looking forward to reliving the “raising teenager” years through your eyes. Mine are now grown and married… How I miss the glorious chaos!

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    • Family to the 5 Power! June 20, 2014 / 2:31 pm

      Thanks for stopping by my blog as well! Yes, we do have “feathers” in common Mother Hen! Your blog is filled with joy and I look forward to reading your future writings! 🙂

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  40. devotedteachersheart June 20, 2014 / 10:07 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow. It’s always a treat to visit a new-to-me blogger’s thoughts and be delighted by what they have to say. Yay! I’m glad you found me so I could find you! 🙂

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  41. Becky June 12, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    I like handwritten notes too 🙂 I also like computer written notes on my blog…thank you so much for stopping by my blog and deciding to join me on my journey. It’s an honor to have you follow along. Your life sounds like an adventure, keep looking for the good things!
    Thanks again,
    Becky

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  42. Uncle Spike June 5, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Hello newest Spikey! I know, a bit corny, eh, but that’s the term that has come to stick for those folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    My aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations on life as I see it, thrown in for good measure.

    My promise to you is not to be overbearing, just a couple of posts a day, maybe 3 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…

    UNCLE SPIKE

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    • Family to the 5 Power! June 6, 2014 / 9:12 am

      Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog to say hello! You indeed have a unique and fun blog! I will be interested in your future posts :).

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  43. Karina Susanto June 3, 2014 / 8:54 am

    Hello dear
    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I really appreciate it. I will spend more time to reading your great posts. Thank you and blessings.

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  44. rejistephenson April 13, 2014 / 6:44 am

    It is really good to hear that your interesting book is bible. Have a blessed blogging journey. Thank you

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  45. I am so happy to discover that you are following my blog! I so enjoy making my followers my friends, so you’ve gained another follower too. (I can tell by your brilliant smile that you are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out.)

    I am also pleased to discover that you enjoy non-fiction because I just heard that my new book, targeted toward women’s bible studies and motivating women toward true health, is “Life’s Too Short to Eat Bad Cheese . . .” (nutritional and life lessons God teaches us) should be published around July. I should be making an initial announcement in a month or so. Please pray it is well received for God’s glory and not my own. Blessings,

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    • Family to the 5 Power! March 18, 2014 / 9:52 pm

      Congratulations on the upcoming book publication! How exciting! The content sounds like worthwhile reading and I look forward to your formal announcement! 🙂

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  46. theywhoseek March 1, 2014 / 11:47 am

    Thank you for following my blog. As a mother of three grown children and a grandmother to seven grandchildren I am still learning how to be better at both! It’s an ongoing process just as our life in Jesus is. Looking forward to reading more about you and your family. ~ Blessings ~

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    • Family to the 5 Power! March 1, 2014 / 2:11 pm

      Wow! Three children and 7 grandchildren!? How blessed you are! We always have something to learn, don’t we? Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it! 🙂

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  47. Pocketful of Motherhood February 11, 2014 / 10:08 am

    Thanks for coming by my blog and following! I look forward to reading more from you!! Many Blessings, Hannah

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    • Family to the 5 Power! February 11, 2014 / 11:27 am

      I was happy to discover your blog this morning! I look forward to reading more of your posts as well. Thanks for commenting!

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  48. Jackie January 22, 2014 / 8:54 am

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 😀

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  49. covenantheirs September 25, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Hello, Moma Duck! Thanks for liking my new blog and becoming a follower. Even though it’s a little late in my day, I am really enjoying reading your blog entries. I’ll be trying out some of those quick “yummy” recipes. I am a post-it junkie too, and I’m addicted to highlighting all my non-fiction spiritual formation books. Keep smiling….there are still a few good-doers out there. Glad I ran across one! I totally can relate to the lengthy online application process. Good luck in the job hunt. Blessings!

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  50. sueBthefoodie September 20, 2013 / 2:53 pm

    Thank your for your visit and the follow. I enjoyed getting to know you via your About. Snail mail rules especially when it delivers a hand-written note on a little piece of stationary from a Grandmother especially when it contains a recipe ;). The beach is the place for me. Just wrote a poem about how the Sea Beckons to me. Perhaps you’d enjoy. Looking forward to browsing your site. -Cheers

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    • Family to the 5 Power! September 23, 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thank you for your comment! Always nice to hear from a fellow beach-lover! Yes, a nice piece of stationary with a recipe written on it would be lovely. Your poem is wonderful and the photos are gorgeous! I look forward to your future posts. 🙂

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