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Trista Porter

Trista Porter

Trista is currently attending a local university. She is majoring in business administration and English. Not one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by, she has recently started her own business featuring health-friendly and earth-friendly products. She also co-owns a photography business with her boyfriend fiancée. Her dreams are to be a successful writer, businesswoman, wife, and to spread the love of God. Learn more about Trista by visiting her at The Earthly Ones or ReiDesigns.
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Note: I LOVE capturing special moments with my kiddos and other family members on those increasingly rare occasions that we can be together.  And blurry pictures, cut-off body parts (on the photo, of course) or even worse, totally missed moments, make me sad 🙁  Trista’s post today, and others coming this week, will help you take better […]

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Coffee and Conversation #133 –
Bittersweet…and back to work!

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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 #133!

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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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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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Coffee and Conversation #128 – Author Highlight: Laura Resau

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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 Coffee and Conversation #128 – and what a treat we have for you today! Multicultural Children’s Book Day is coming up (check back here on January 27!) and in doing some research for that event (you know me – into anything book-related) my youngest daughter and I happened upon a wonderful author. As a […]

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

5 Days of Serving Others – Serving Your Church

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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 3 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! […]

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

5 Days of Serving Others – Blessing Your Family

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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 2 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! […]

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