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Coffee and Conversation #162 – The Impossible Dream

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #162!   I am often so enlightened by my children, but recently child #4 was especially inspiring. I have a budding thespian who eats, breathes and lives all things theatre. He’s especially into musicals these days. Recently, he was studying for his statistics class, and as I wrote […]

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Reviving The Lost Art of Mentoring

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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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The concept of mentoring is often focused on mentoring youth,  And while it is admittedly an important and somewhat neglected activity in our society, a terrific sermon I heard awhile back on the concept of discipleship got me to thinking about “us women.” Many years ago, as a young wife and mother, I sought out some older Christian […]

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Tunes to Get your Back-to-School “Groove” on!

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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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Well it’s back-to-school season for many families – homeschooling or not – and I don’t know about you, but my feeds have been burning up with planning and organizing and curriculum-related posts. It’s like that every year at this time, right? But here’s one that you won’t see much of: the effect that music might […]

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How To Win Your Reluctant Teen’s Heart

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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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Ahh, the teenage years…traditionally, the time when that once cute and cuddly and sweet child that you birthed turns into a….well, turns into a…well, you probably know what I mean, right?! 😉 Now, I’m gonna give a bit of disclosure here that I’m NOT a PhD.  I’m not in clinical practice, and other than some […]

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Coffee and Conversation #156 – Focus on Reading

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #156!   This week, in honor of our 3rd year of hosting Coffee and Conversation (eek!), we’re celebrating our very-most favorite thing with you – reading! So, while it may not be National Reading Week (although there are plenty of “official” opportunities to celebrate various forms of reading year-round), […]

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Sharing the Joy of Reading

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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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Editor’s Note: Today we’re focusing on reading by republishing an old post of Candy’s. Make sure you read down to the bottom, too, for an opportunity to enter a very special giveaway hosted by Woman to Woman Ministries. I started reading out loud to my children over 20 years ago when my oldest son was so […]

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Coffee and Conversation #155 – Everything under the sun

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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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Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #155!   What has been will be again,     what has been done will be done again;     there is nothing new under the sun.          Ecclesiastes 1:9 It’s been quite a week ’round these parts; how ’bout for you? I was privileged to spend time with […]

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20 Inspiring Quotes for Your Teenager

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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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This time of year often finds many people in a little bit of a lull. The holidays are over. Spring is not quite here yet – actually, some readers may be in the middle of a cold snap, buried under snow, or at the very least, experiencing grey, dreary weather. It’s just easy to feel […]

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Homeschool Freedom Fridays – How to get into your kid’s head!

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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 to Homeschool Freedom Fridays! In today’s video, I’m sharing with you a way to “get into your kid’s head.” Not to mess with them, of course, but isn’t every parent really curious about what makes their teen tick?!   Homeschool Freedom Friday takeaways Here are the resources referred to in the video: This is […]

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Raising Children In A Culture of Freedom

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Jen Talley has been married for 19 years and is Mom to two boys and two girls ages 14 12, 10 and 7. Her youngest was adopted from China in 2008. Jen and her husband are the Family Life Pastors at WellSpring Revival Center in Albany, Georgia. She is passionate about seeing God heal broken marriages and restore families. She loves to bake, read and spend time with her husband and four amazing world changers.
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Tomorrow is Independence Day…July 4th…and a good time to continue thinking about the concept of freedom. As our children grow, teaching our children to live with freedom – and exercise the accompanying responsibility it brings – is constantly on our minds. I love this post by our friend Jen Talley, and it seemed appropriate to […]

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