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“The RoseBouquet”
Leaping in with Both Feet, Crying “Victory!”

Oh yes! My prayer and planning retreats have enthused me. I’m looking forward to all the things I hope to get done this year. I think I went a bit overboard in the things I’d planned to do last year, so a lot of them are on this year’s agenda too, but taking into account the new skills I learned, and the better grasp I have of how to do these things, the more I feel like this will be a very productive year.

I haven’t got time or space to share everything, but will drop a few hints.


January 4, 2006, What's New!
A Simple Web Business Model

I’ve been doing some catchup reading in the ezine for affiliates of SiteSell. In considering how to apply the web business advice given there, and in reading the success stories of people who found and bought into the SiteBuildIt model, I think I have a clearer picture of what it takes to get financially productive site up.


January 4, 2006, Tips & Solutions
Learning to Play with Dad’s New Toys

Dad has never really got the hang of buying or giving gifts. Not that he doesn’t want to – he just doesn’t know how. Sometimes I’ve helped him out, but I hate to appear manipulative, so often I’ve just let it go.

However, this was the year that both his sons gave him more expensive electronic gadgets.


December 28, 2005, At My Place...
Year End Retreats for Prayer and Planning

Health-wise I’m on the mend now. My coughs are not as deep or often any more, but when they happen the sensitive and tired pleural lining between my lungs and rib cage sure hurts. I’ve lost 18 days to this stretch of bad health, and I’m resolving to be done with it.

This week though, I’m still taking some half days off for my annual year-end retreats,


December 28, 2005, What's New!
Taking Care of Children on the Net

Here’s a site with interesting news items about safety for your kids online. netfamilynews.org A Canadian site for reporting and finding missing kids. cybertip.ca A USA site for helping to find missing and abused kids ncmec.org Social Bookmarking


December 28, 2005, Tips & Solutions
All I Need for Christmas is a Toilet

Whew! What a week! I got antibiotics from the doctor last Wednesday, but seemed sicker for a couple of days. Strength began to return towards the end of the week. Just that crazy cough to conquer. Then, Sunday the coughing cracked a rib on me! Dad noticed that the toilet in my bathroom downstairs had […]


December 21, 2005, At My Place...
Giving My Printer/copier a Workout

Getting out my Christmas mail, and printing out some books and binding them for giving as gifts is about all I’m getting accomplished these days. Being sick is a viable excuse, but not a fun one. I’ll be making up some IOU certificates yet. One thing is that my printer/copier is getting a work out. […]


December 21, 2005, What's New!
Keeping Christmas

“How will you your Christmas keep? Feasting, fasting, or asleep? … Be it kept with joy or pray’r; Keep of either some to spare; Whatsoever brings the day, Do not not keep but give away.” (Eleanor Farjeon) Here’s a touching online song about the First Christmas by a Daddy who is in conversation with his […]


December 21, 2005, Tips & Solutions
Christmas Break

As I take a break from my schedule and writing, I want to also take this opportunity to wish you a most Blessed Christmas with your family and friends. May it be a break from your routines, but a break with a purpose, and one that refreshes you, and restores ties of love to those […]


December 21, 2005, Ruthe's Roses

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