Fountain of Joy

Fountain of Joy

A few weeks ago my husband and I traveled with some dear friends to Italy. We so enjoyed seeing more of this beautiful country and spending sweet time with our friends. One of the jokes of the trip was that my husband Bill continuously read facts and tidbits about the place we were visiting out of his trusty guide book. You should know he LOVES a good guide book. He purchased the book for this trip almost eight months before…

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5 Seconds of Scripture

5 Seconds of Scripture

    Goodness gracious, can someone tell me where the time goes?! One minute it’s November and the next thing you know it’s March! If you follow my Facebook page you’ve probably seen me post my “Five Seconds of Scripture” devotional videos there. For quite some time I’ve been posting these video devotionals every so often but I decided one of my New Years Goals would be to post a video each month. January’s was on Laughter and if, for…

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Peace on Every Side

Peace on Every Side

Hope everyone is enjoying getting ready for the holidays! The outside of my house is all lit up but the inside still needs a tree and some fluff. Slowly getting there. Wanted to let you know really quickly that I did a “Five Seconds of Scripture”,  one week bible study, on 2 Chronicles chapter 20 on Facebook before Thanksgiving.  I have a few Facebook “holdout” friends who asked if I could post it here so they could do the study…

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Life on the Daily

Life on the Daily

  So often the days turn into weeks and the weeks into months so quickly that before we know it we look around and wonder how we got to our current place. That happened to me over the weekend when a friend posted that it had been fifty days since Hurricane Harvey came and wreaked havoc on Houston. I could barely believe that many days had passed. 50 days since over 53 inches of rain fell on our city. Fifty days…

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The last green apple

The last green apple

  Towards the end of my senior year in high school I constantly used the phrase “this is my last”.  Over and over I would say it was my last time to do this activity with my friends or go to that place. I think I may have said it one too many times because one day my mom sighed and said …” you are using that ‘last time’ reason for everything”. But I truly didn’t want to miss a thing….

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A Culinary Coup

A Culinary Coup

The other night I called my neighbor and when she answered I asked  … “Why do these things always happen to me?”.  She immediately replied …. “You’re cooking again?”. She’s used to my frequent “crisis” calls.  It goes like this:  I try and cook. I call her with questions. More times than not I do something wrong when I cook because cooking is hard. Don’t try and tell me it’s not. I will admit I was a bit prideful that I had pinned…

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Until the Sun Sets

Until the Sun Sets

  I love pictures! Especially vacation pictures. It’s so fun to look back on fun memories of special times. About a month ago I travelled to Cabo with three friends I met at Baylor. All four of us turn 50 this year and we felt like we should commentate the fact that we’ve lived for HALF A CENTURY. That’s a big deal! I wanted a book for the trip and when I saw one called “beach trip” I bought it….

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

  Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.  Isaiah 43:1   Several years ago I was flying to meet some friends for a girls trip in Chicago. When I booked my ticket, for some reason (and why do these things always happen to me?!), it placed my name in the record as Darla Do Baerg (instead of Darla D. Baerg). I called the airline right away and they said it shouldn’t…

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Apparently February got away from me …

Apparently February got away from me …

I’m sure I meant to blog in February. I started a post for two in my draft folder and I wrote PLENTY of posts in my head … but I never sat down and actually typed the words out like I intended to do. I did take a girls trip, spoke here and there and watched lots of swimming. It was Brittany’s last run at state and I was not missing a moment of it. Something BIG did happen in February though….

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It’s not you, it’s me ….

It’s not you, it’s me ….

I really don’t understand why cooking has to be so hard. Take for example the crock pot. Why do you have to plug it in? Is it not enough to just turn it on? I can’t begin to tell you the number of times I’ve smugly thought to myself … “Won’t my family be so happy when they come home tonight and smell the deliciousness of dinner wafting through the air as they walk in the door?”.  And then, as…

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