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Seasons of Joy: The Ripples of a Sugar Free Life

Three weeks sugar free!  Aren't I doing well?  I've been substituting all things sugar laden with fruit.  Sweet fruit.  Expensive fruit.  Fruit, which if I continue to buy at the rate I am will surely bankrupt us. I have found this remarkably easy though and was even beginning to think I perhaps didn't have the…

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Seasons of Joy: The Battle is the Lord’s

I've been almost two weeks without sugar or sweeteners.  Do you remember last week I wrote about the side effects of giving up sugar?  Now I don't know what constitutes a lot of sugar, but I would have said I ate a lot of it.  In particular at night.  Yet I have not had one…

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Seasons of Joy: The Not-So-Sweet Side of Sugar

Every morning this week I have prayed Psalm 141:3 over myself (Psalm 141:3 free printable): Every morning it is the first thing I do.  And every night I thank God for being sentry over my mouth.  This has been so helpful!  It is like I am suddenly not battling this on my own.  Having done…

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Seasons of Joy: Where do I find this thing, called self-control

I want to document what I am learning, as I am learning it, about self-control.  It has been an interesting couple of months trawling the scriptures, looking for something, anything, which may tell me why I struggle to control my appetite. I have written down dozens of scriptures over the last few weeks, and have…

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Seasons of Joy: Autumn

Inside my home… I have wanted a large blackboard in our kitchen ever since I spied a huge one at our friends' new home.  Thing is, I had no money to buy one or to buy the supplies to make one.  Soooo, I had the challenge of making one from anything we had lying about…

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Seasons of Joy

Welcome to my Seasons of Joy post, where I write about this and that, celebrating life just where I am and celebrating those people I share this journey with. Wibbly, Wobbly Weightloss I have finally figured something out.  It is not the big statement changes which make the difference in this weight loss journey; it…

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Seasons of Joy: Plans for Angelicscalliwags

I love blogging.  I mean, I really love blogging.  I love that I can look back and I have a pretty much complete record of our family life over the past almost four years.  I wonder why on earth I hadn't thought to start earlier.  As I say, I love blogging. What I don't love,…

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Seasons of Joy: Crocheting and Wobbling through the Woods!

This week has been full of endings and beginnings; much sadness and much happiness.  I am reminded than whenever God shuts a door, he will often open a window.  And so this week has been a week of shut doors and open windows, and once again I am reminded of how blessed I am to…

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Seasons of Joy: A Wibbly Wobbly Version

  This was due to go out on Saturday, except we had some sort of virus attack our computer which stopped us accessing the internet at all.  So a few days late, here is an update on this wibbly wobbly weight of mine. No, not really!  My friends are gorgeous for a reason.  They exercise…

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Seasons of Joy Weekly Journal

Thursday night L woke me at 3.  Inwardly I groaned.  It had taken me a while to switch off that night and I felt like I'd only just got to sleep.  But she had just had a nose bleed.  As she had been asleep when it happened, she hadn't been able to stem the bleeding…

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Seasons of Joy Weekly Journal

Do you ever wish there were more than 24 hours in a day?  In my search for that elusive 'perfect' daily schedule, I reached the conclusion that it wasn't me trying to fit too much in, oh no, it was because there were only 24 hours in which to fit everything.  I wrote a list…

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Seasons of Joy Weekly Journal

I love being a homeschooling mummy.  It is particularly a privilege to watch my teens figure out their strengths and weaknesses, and then blossom when given enough time to explore their interests.  But there are moments of wistfulness too.  I think probably caused by watching my elder twin becoming an incredible artist.  She improves every…

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Seasons of Joy Weekly Journal

What a glorious week to restart my seasons of joy posts!  The sun is shining brightly, I have just spent a whole week with my family out of the house and we are all looking forward to beginning our next term.  It was so good to be away from the computer and away from anything school related,…

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Seasons of Joy Weekly Journal

The last time I wrote a Seasons of Joy post was October 2015.  Shortly after I decided to try to monetise my blog, changing my priorities somewhat in the process.  For months this felt awkward and uncomfortable, until in February I jacked it all in and returned to my roots.  I have missed writing the…

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Seasons of Joy: Preserving the Beauty of Flowers

You all know how much I like flowers, roses in particular.  I think Roses are great value for money because they look stunning freshly cut and in a vase and they look just as lovely dried and either in a vase or hanging upside down.  I have always dried flowers ever since I got married…

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