Category Archives: Encouragement

Mission Trip to Africa {Part 1}

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

Things have been quiet on the blog lately because we have been getting ready for my husband’s mission trip to Africa……and we are so excited! Continue reading Mission Trip to Africa {Part 1}

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4 More Blogging Tips From a New Blogger

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

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By no means do I consider myself an expert blogger.

This blog was created a little over a year ago and I just started blogging more seriously 6 months ago. I have taken this process very slowly, taking one small step at a time.  In fact, there are some things that I just learned to do over the past 2 weeks, like scheduling posts and changing the fonts up.

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Encouraging Words Wednesday – Burden?

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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Are you carrying around a burden?

Parent…… Are you burdened for your child? Or another family member?

Friend…… Are you burdened for a friend? What about a co-worker?

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About Mended and Blended

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

What is Mended and Blended.com?

Mended and Blended.com exists to reach the world for Christ by providing inspirational and thought-provoking articles. We do this by sharing our family’s journey to move closer to God and to follow His leading.

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Birthday Night

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

On Thursday night we celebrated our youngest child’s birthday. Today is her actual birthday. She was 3 years old at 2 am this morning 🙂

We celebrated with cake (and ice-cream which I left in the freezer). While we did not have a “party” our oldest son and his family joined us, along with one set of grandparents (who live nearby) and a dear friend who happened to be in the area.

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The Baseball Field and The Judgement

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

I’ve seen her before.

At the baseball field, where my children play.

She looks to be 19 or 20. She always looks the same.

Here she comes again, Continue reading The Baseball Field and The Judgement

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Family Night, Dinner and the Lunch Box

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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Last week, I told you how my husband surprised me and took our family out on the town for family night. He did a repeat this week 🙂 You all are going to think that we go out to eat all the time, but we really do not.

This trip was two-fold. My husband has needed a new lunch box for months but has not been able to find the right one.

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Encouraging Words Wednesday – Victory

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

An encouraging word to help you get through the week…

Have you had any victories this week?

Have you had failures and disappointments this week?

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Blogging Tips from a New Blogger

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

Even though my blog is over a year old, I still consider myself a new blogger.

A few years ago, my husband and I felt led to start a blog. I did a little research on it and we prayed about it for a while. Several months later Blogelina ran an awesome deal that was just to good to turn down (knowing that the Lord had led us in this direction, we felt that this was confirmation).  So, we jumped on the offer and I began doing even more research.

So much research in fact that I almost did not pursue the blog (read about that here).

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Simple Family Night

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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We were able to do a family night last night. My husband text me before getting home from work and asked if we would like to go out to eat. We don’t make a habit of eating out so this was a nice surprise.  A few minutes before I got the text I was sitting at the kitchen table getting school schedules figured out and was wondering what in the world we were going to have for supper and when I was going to make it to the grocery store. So, when I got his text, it was a relief. I knew that if we went out to eat we could also hit the grocery store.

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Encouraging Words Wednesday

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

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It’s the middle of the week.

Hump day some would say.

I want to share encouraging words every Wednesday to help you get through the midweek slump.  These posts will be short and sweet. This week’s encouragement will focus on the family.

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You Know You’re From The South If You Eat Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

You know you’re from the South if you eat biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast!

This was a staple in my grandmother’s house. When my sister and I would spend the night with my grandmother, not a morning went by that we didn’t have cat head  biscuits and chocolate gravy. It was also a staple in my husband’s grandmother’s home. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he also loves chocolate gravy. Needless to say, it is now a staple in my home.

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My Journey through the Bible

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

January 14th, 2016 was a BIG day for me.

This day was the last day of a journey I started back in October of 2012. When I set out on this journey, it seemed overwhelming and, really, impossible that I would even see the end of it.

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Presents for Mamma

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Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
Amanda

I know, I know….Christmas is over. It is time to move forward and concentrate on the year ahead, make goals and plans and well, start planning for next Christmas, right? Some of you are really great at preparing and have started buying presents for next year…

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Goodbye 2015! Hello 2016!

Amanda

Amanda

You'll catch Amanda at mendedandblended.com writing about her
family's journey of being mended and blended together by the thread of the Word of God. They are a homeschooling family on this journey with 4 children talking about real life andseeking to encourage others.
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I heard footsteps outside….not just footsteps….someone was running….

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