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Hearing God can happen in the most unremarkable places; and the tub is certainly one of them. But I can say with confidence after facing some serious battles that when God says He

Hearing God – Lessons from the tub

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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I find it ironic that many of life’s most profound lessons are often revealed in the most mundane of places. At least, that’s how it works for me. I’ll be minding my own business when all of a sudden, BAM! A new revelation; a deep, my-life’s-never-gonna-be-the-same-again-if-I-take-this-seriously nugget of wisdom. I discovered one such treasure almost […]

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Exciting Mission Opportunities for your teen’s gap year

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Follow my blog with Bloglovin A while back I did a post on how to help your teen have a successful gap year. Gap years are becoming more and more common and for good reason. When you combine the skyrocketing cost of college and the fact that many grads may go for quite a while before getting […]

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Be Encouraged with This Playlist!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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One thing you may not know about me is that in college I studied Music Therapy. I’ve loved music since as long as I can remember… As a matter of fact, if I ever wrote an autobiography it would have to be an audio-book, because so many of my memories are connected to songs and […]

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Rest and Refreshment for Homeschool moms

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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There’s nothing like a good book, especially to a homeschooler, to get lost in whenever you can. But there’s something that’s extra-sweet when you find a devotional that can offer a much-needed dose of encouragement from time to time. Homeschooling can sometimes be a lonely road, and often a tiring one. Finding a little rest […]

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Welcome to 31 Days of Praying for Your Homeschool!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and Happy New Year! Welcome to the “31 Days of Praying 4 Your Homeschool” prayer challenge! The challenge is pretty self-explanatory, but what the title doesn’t tell you is that the remainder of these devotionals will be shared solely via email. So…what that means is that to get them, to be challenged and encouraged, […]

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Get Off the Couch – Live the Life God Created You For!

Laurel Griffith

Laurel Griffith

Laurel writes from Albany, Georgia where she lives with Jim, the love of her life and husband of 32 years.She and Jim are the parents of 3 grown sons and a lovely daughter-in-law. Laurel has been a magazine publisher, a newspaper editor and a freelance writer. She speaks at conferences, teaches Bible study and makes a great sugar cookie. You can read more of Laurel’s thoughts at www.laureljoycegriffith.com
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Several years ago our family went to the beach on vacation and left our spaniels, Rip and Dixie, in the care of a teenager who lived next door. We were more than five hours away when the young man called to tell us some bad news. Our dogs were inside the house. They were locked […]

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My Word of the Year for 2017 is Joy! Can't wait to see what the Lord does with that one... What's yours?

Word of The Year for 2017

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Oh, how I am anticipating the coming year! Not trying to rush things, mind you, or living for the future, but oh-so-very-excited about what may be in store. Or at least content that my attitude is off to a good start. Because my Word of the Year for 2017 is Joy!   You see, I’m […]

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Coffee and Conversation #123 – The #314yourhs Prayer Challenge

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #123 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!  

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During this series "5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays", we

5 Days of Serving Others – Reaching the World

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome back to the last day of our series “5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays!” Every day this week we explored a different way to celebrate Christmas. As a matter of fact, we’re turning Christmas around by suggesting ways to gift those around you with something that most likely won’t cost much. I think […]

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During this series "5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays", we

5 Days of Serving Others –
Impacting Your Community

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome back to day 4 of our series “5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays!” Every day this week we are exploring a different way to celebrate Christmas. As a matter of fact, we’re turning Christmas around by suggesting ways to gift those around you with something that most likely won’t cost you a cent. During […]

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