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A few months ago I heard of on-line radio stations — where you could pick your own music.  This sounded wonderful, as I didn’t really care for any of the stations I could pick up.  I did a search, and found Pandora Radio

It was not exactly what I had in mind.  I did not get to program in all of my favorite songs to listen to, day after day.  Instead, I could set up ‘stations’ with based on groups, songs or a combination.  They play a variety of music that is similar in style to what has been chosen.  

As the listener, you get to edit the music as it plays.  If you like a song, mark it, and it will be played more often.  If you don’t like a song, you can mark that also, and it will not be played anymore on your station.  But, what if you normally like the song, but are not in the mood for it right now?  There is a skip button.  Due to being a ‘radio station’, they are under certain laws, and can only play a song so often; therefore, there is no back button.

When I first signed up, I was not sure I was going to like it.  It was not what I had in mind; but the longer I listened, the more I enjoyed it. 

The songs I didn’t like were weeded out and new music introduced.  Much of the new music, I had never heard before, but have greatly enjoyed.  Here is a sampling:

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day thirty-one

“For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

-Acts 2:39

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What is your bathroom telling you?

Money is like energy and ideas. It flows from one place to another, from one person to another. Sometimes my husband and I are very deliberate about where the money goes, but other times, it seems to leak out of our account without our notice.

Have you experienced this? One day your finances look fine, the next, half of your money seem to be unaccountably gone. Where did that money go? Were there any warning signs?

Studies suggest that there were.  Read more…

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day thirty

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”

-2 Corinthians 5:1

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baby needs pockets

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love that tummy!

Many strange things have I found in baby’s diaper lately…

  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Food
  • Cotton Balls
  • Erasers
  • Earplugs

…just to name a few.

 Apparently, he has decided his diaper  is a good place to store things.

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day twenty-nine

“Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

-Acts 13:38-39

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Have you ever wondered if there is an alternitive to dry active yeast, besides sour dough?  Are you curiouse as to how a home maker obtained yeast before it was readily avalible on the market?  I was, and I found some answers…

At first I was skeptical.  Aren’t hops for beer?  Yes, and no.  They also make a wonderful fresh yeast that keeps well and makes lovely bread. 

For my recipe, see here…

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