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  • What makes a family?
    When you think of family, who do you think of? Perhaps your mother or father? Siblings? Maybe you are a mother or father yourself and you think of your spouse and your own children. Many instinctively think that a family is defined by those traditional roles that we’ve given titles to. Society often considers those …
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  • Our Maiden Kayaking Voyage!
    It’s been a bit stressful around Beckmania for the last several months. I recently came to the realization that there is nothing I can do about the situation causing anxiety so I am placing it in Jehovah’s very capable hands and trying to rely on him to work it out for the good of all …
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  • Just Keep Praying
    The Apostle Paul was inspired by God, whose name is Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), to write in his letter the the Philippian congregation the following reminder: Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God Philippians 4:6 It is hard to …
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  • Meet Gomez
    I did not think I would be ready to open my heart to get another fur baby this year, but in October we started feeling like we may want to adopt another dog. Peanut was seeming gloomy and we were thinking he needed a companion during the day when we are at work. We felt …
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  • This is the Life I Chose.
    This post came to mind when I read a passage this week in Joshua. Below are a few of the scriptures that made me reflect on this topic and understand the importance of the choice I made. … you well know with all your heart and with all your soul that not one word out …
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  • Be happy with what you have
    I have had this idealized version of life that I have strived to achieve. A life of travel, excitement, wonder and adventure. I’ve often dreamt of seeing the world by boat, and it has been such a big dream that when I started working that the goal of one day setting sail motivated me to …
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  • I Used to be Terrified.
    As a child it seemed like every time the doors were open, my mom had us in church. I did learn to love God at an early age but had a hard time believing many of the ideas they were promoting about him, and honestly, I never really learned why we are here and what …
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  • Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
    These cupcakes are a nice fall dessert. I made them for my FAVORITE Middle daughters wedding event. Even though I accidently overcooked them because I was using an oven I was not used to, I think they came out good and there were compliments on them, so I will take it! Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: 1 …
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  • JUST EAT THE CHERRY!!!!
    Well, THIS happened! If you know us, you know the Lord and Master Beckman and I cut up sometimes. Today was no exception. We had a little ramekin with whipped cream and a cherry from a take home dessert that we ate without these additions. So today he comes to me with this in hand …
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