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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2007’

VBS Curriculum!

Fred (finally) got around to adding my pastor’s VBS curriculum “Peacemaker Clubs” to my list of resources. (Just scroll down and look on the right side.) (Oh–and as a disclaimer … Fred is sitting RIGHT HERE next to me guffawing and saying how it’s been listed on my RESOURCES page for months now. But I guffaw right back, “Sure, hon,” …

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To not refuse counsel …

I was incredibly blessed (and helped!) by all of the people who took time out of their busy schedules last week to help me with my dvd project. (Thanks again, all!) But I’ve been reflecting for the last few days on how it was HARD to receive the … well … constructive criticism. Even from friends! Dear, wonderful, giving, wise, …

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The scarlet “D” …

This morning, Fred will again teach our church’s teenagers on the topic of financial stewardship. (I continue in my role of “color commentary” and “case study of what NOT do to as a young adult concerning money.”) To prepare, Fred not only prayed and studied Scripture, he spent a lot of time looking at online loan calculators, investment return resources, …

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The only enduring motivation …

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Jerry Bridges’ book, “The Gospel for Real Life: Turn to the Liberating Power of the Cross … Every Day” and I wanted to share a brief quote with you: “The gospel believed every day is the only enduring motivation to pursue progressive sanctification. That is why we need to ‘preach the gospel to ourselves every day” …

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Bathroom Re-Do is (almost) Finished!

Well–we still have to wrestle with some sealants around the new sink … and the hinges are giving us a bit of a struggle … BUT … I am so happy to report that our BEDroom is toilet free for the first time all week (hooray!) and we’ve officially moved out of the basement bathroom. (Oh–as an aside–it was GREAT …

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Email is STILL on the FRITZ!

Hey friends! Please note that my email accounts at tarabarthel.com are STILL ON THE FRITZ. So if you’ve sent an event inquiry or conciliation form–I probably have not received them. Fred spent an hour on the phone with technical support yesterday and he’ll wrestle with them some more this morning … But in the interim, please re-send anything you may …

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Second Draft of DVD Session Titles & Descriptions

I received some GREAT feedback and got rid of the “stodgy theological terms.” 🙂 !! So here is my second draft. Thanks for letting me know what you think! Yours, Tara B. Becoming Who You Already Are—Living Life Wholly Defined by the Gospel 1. Who is God? I know how to say all the right things about God … but …

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Would YOU come to this study? (Or send your daughter, wife, friend?)

(As previously mentioned) … my January 31 deadline is LOOMING and I have to finalize the twelve 30-minute sessions for my DVD project (that will be recorded/produced in March). In order to IMPROVE MY FEEBLE EFFORTS, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on my first draft attempt at organizing the ‘flow’ / order of the 12 sessions. Specifically: 1. …

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Please re-send any emails!

I’m having MAJOR email troubles to my “tarabarthel.com” email accounts. So if you’ve sent any emails or speaking/conciliation forms–PLEASE RESEND THEM. (Or if you want to be super-careful, please send them to tarabarthel “at” juno.com. Just replace the “at” with the @ sign –I’m trying to avoid SPAM.) I’m so sorry! Ahhhh–technology. Thanks, friends! — tkb

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WATCH THIS SPACE!

Do you ever see billboards that say that? “WATCH THIS SPACE!” (To try to entice us to CHECK BACK once the advertisement is actually there.) Well … if you’re a “check Tara’s blog once a day” kind of person, I’d like to ask you to pretty please CHECK BACK later on today. My DVD session titles are due to the …

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