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I have wanted to collaborate on an event with my daughter, Megan, for a long time and this weekend I got my opportunity! She was in charge of the Guarantor's Tent at Calloway Garden's annual Steeplechase event and I volunteered to be her flunky.   It was a beautiful fall day and the predicted rain did not dare show its face. I beat...

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Rejoice When Others Rejoice

Scripture tells us that we are to weep when others weep and rejoice when others rejoice.



I did a lot of both yesterday.  There are a lot of people hurting in this old world. Aren’t you glad we have friends to run to in our times of need?

There is also much happiness. Friends are adopting precious children, long-prayed-for weddings are in the planning phase

and at least one special friend just opened a jaw-dropping new shoppe. I was so happy to be one of the honored guest at the grand opening of Parish last night.

Happy Labor Day

[caption id="attachment_7330" align="aligncenter" width="400"] cocoaaatumbler[/caption] It has been a summer of amazing sunrises and sunsets. It's officially fall because we all know that SEC football means it's fall, right? We have welcomed it with a pot of chili, homemade pimento and cheese sandwiches and Greek Orthodox BBQ. Boom. So HaPpY lAbOr DaY y'all. Go out and have some. See you back here soon....

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River City Smoke – Off Is A Hit

We had  a really fun weekend in Columbus watching daughter Megan, aka host the first annual River City Smoke-off. Project-housewife challenged John McLemore, president of Masterbuilt and her husband's boss, and chef Jamie Keating from Epic to a smoke off . [caption id="attachment_7131" align="aligncenter" width="337"] Rosie The Riveter for the win[/caption] They duked it out in the boxing ring all day long in order...

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What Do Fly Fishing And Paintings Of Chapels Have In Common?

cindy barganier fly fishing

You might remember a previous post about a fabulous trip I  tagged along on when Jeff had a writing assignment in Oregon. We spent several days at Morrison’s Lodge and had our own private river guide, James Sampsel, who taught us how to fly fish and hooked me forever.

That should explain why I got very excited when a van with Oregon plates pulled into my driveway with this on the window.

Need A Word Of Encouragement? Don’t We All.

cindy barganier encouragement for a new week

Found on Facebook


Between the pollen and the deluge yesterday I gave myself permission to have a pajama day. I do love a good pajama day, don’t you?

It’s been a weird first quarter this year. I don’t know why but it’s a fact. As I was having my on private church on-line this morning I ran across this message and really struck a chord so I decided to share it with you in hopes that it would help you also.