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About bunkie68

Mom to boys. Happily married. Jesus follower. Avid reader. Amateur foodie. Scentsy consultant. I thrive on chocolate and strong coffee, and I need some extra hours in my day.

Tuneful Tuesday: Shine On Edition

If y’all have read my blog for any length of time, you know it has not been all sunshine and roses in our little corner of the world.  Deaths of loved ones, multiple stints of unemployment and/or underemployment, loss of … Continue reading

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When Surrender Isn’t Defeat

We moved back to Louisiana in 2012, when I was transferred.  But things didn’t always go like we’d envisioned.  My husband couldn’t find a job in his chosen field, or any other field, for months after we moved.  When he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Edge of Over There

  The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker is the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell.  While it would be helpful to have read the first book in the series, it’s not essential to do so to understand … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courageous Women of the Bible + GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever been scared?  I have.  Plenty of times.  Sometimes it helps to stop and think of other women in challenging situations who dug deep, found their courage, and powered through.  And guess what?  There’s a book for that! … Continue reading

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B&H/Lifeway Book Review: The Psalms and Proverbs Devotional for Women

Do you ever feel like you need guidance?  Goodness knows I do.  I can mess up fourteen things before I even get out of bed in the mornings.  I’ll take all the wisdom I can lay my hands on. That … Continue reading

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Bittersweet farewells

Last weekend was a busy weekend for us.  The events that led up to this moment actually started way back in August, 2012, when my father passed away.  He’d been diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years earlier.  He fought it hard, … Continue reading

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Year in Review: My Favorite Books

Please note:  This post contains affiliate links.  If you think any of these books sound interesting, please feel free to use my links to purchase them. At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal on Goodreads to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shadow: Someone is Watching (Rahab’s Rope, Book 1)

Meagan Winston cares deeply about women who are victims of human trafficking.  She travels to India regularly to help women escape those who are victimizing them.  Unknown to her, drugs are also making that same trip, and she is the … Continue reading

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Movie Talk: Enchanted Christmas

Can you feel it? That little edge of crispness in the air (even here in south Louisiana!) and the undercurrent of excitement in the stores? The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means. Decorations, baking … Continue reading

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Tuneful Tuesday: Self-Centered or Selfless Edition

I listen to a lot of music.  One of my favorites is TobyMac.  I had this song playing as I cleaned the kitchen this morning. And a line from the song really struck me: “Anything, I would give up for … Continue reading

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