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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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Book Review – “Growing Great Kids”

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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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Top 10 Staycation Ideas for South Georgia!

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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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South Georgia is a lovely agricultural region; not always a destination stop, but often an area you’ll travel through to get to many other fun destinations. Located central to Atlanta, the beaches of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida panhandle, and Disney, if you live in or near the SouthEast and want to go “anywhere” for […]

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A Father’s Day Tribute To My Dad

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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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Candy and I are very intentional in “keepin’ it real” on this site.  A while back Candy posted a sweet tribute to her husband on a special  anniversary.  Today I (Pat) thought I’d give you a peek into my own birth family by sharing a tribute to my dad for this upcoming Father’s Day.

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Beyond the Cross – Day 5

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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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Easter is still 2 days away, but this is the last post in this series. Today is Good Friday.  A day which has always held a touch of sadness for me.  I am grateful for His sacrifice for me; I know He did it willingly as part of God’s divine plan, but the flesh in […]

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Easter Story Cookies

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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, you knew it was coming, didn’t you?  This week we’ve posted plenty of ideas to make your Easter just a little bit different, less commercialized, more thoughtful perhaps…  We just HAD to make it a bit sweeter, too! I’ve had this recipe floating around the house for years, and I’ve no idea where it […]

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Beyond the Cross – Day 3

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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 is Day 3 of our Easter week, 2014 devotional…  If you’re just joining me, you can read here how this developed, but either way, I’m glad you’re here! Day 3 – He suffered for ME…

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Easter Story Eggs

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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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Recently I was in the attic looking for our Easter and Passover decorations, and I found some plastic eggs. No big deal, right?  I mean, colorful plastic eggs are almost a staple of anyone’s Easter decor, right? Perhaps, but these were special eggs…   I opened up the carton and saw small numbered stickers on them, […]

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5 Secrets of Quality Time

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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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A short while back I found myself in a rare moment of quiet, one-on-one time with my youngest daughter.  Each week I try to put time aside with each of the 3 young people we still have at home.  These “date times” are a time to connect, talk, and check in with them.  Sometimes we […]

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Lisa DeMott is married to Jeff and the mother of 8 children here on earth, ages 24, 21, 20, 17, 14, 11, 8, 5; and 5 children in heaven.She is a devout Catholic mom who began homeschooling her brood in 1998, after their daughter Lydia passed away. Born in Iowa, Lisa has lived all over the US before moving to Georgia almost 25 years ago, where she resides today.
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The Sunday after Christmas I was sitting in Mass with my family. For non-Catholics, this Sunday is celebrated as The Feast of The Holy Family. The point of this celebration is to emphasize the importance of the family in forming our faith, strengthening our spiritual development, and preparing us as Christians who are ready to […]

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