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A Winter Daybook Pssst.  Remember me?! I really didn’t intend to take such a hiatus but when this site was hacked into I was forced to shut it down for a while.  One thing led to another and the next thing I knew, nearly 2 years have passed!  Rather than hash out the last 2 years

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So, it turns out this gluten-free thing is not so bad after all.  I never dreamed I’d say those words, having grown up on bread and pasta! The benefits have been so great for us that it’s hard to deny its worth.  We started cutting gluten for Lilly in early September and these past 6

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In 20+ years as a jeweler I’ve had a national recording artist, touring musicians, politicians, a UNI sports legend, radio personalities, and other local celebrities come into our store for jewelry help. I’ve never really name dropped anyone, because it’s really not a good business practice, and I’m not one who is typically starstruck. I

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I had written a post about our word of the year back in late February or early March that never made it to the pages of OHH. In it I mentioned how I thought we would each make our own personal spiritual retreats, along with slowing down,  simplifying and saying “no” to new commitments. All

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The Man of OHH recently wrote for a local blog. Check it out!  I think he’s kind of a big deal, but I may be biased. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What can a first year player draft teach us about our faith? For many sports fans, predicting who will be the next super star athlete has become a

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It’s not for lack of trying, that’s for sure.  As much as I love to write, my life seems to have other plans right now. So if you’re wondering what’s been going on, here are the top 10 reasons why OHH has been so quiet lately: 1.  Diaconate:  The word is getting out so I

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Prior to our nearly summer long hiatus here at our OHH blog, the tone  was decisively more heavenly then homesteading. For those disappointed by that, this entry isn’t going to win you back. I simply want to use the space we have staked out on the interwebs to wish Mrs. Heavenly Homestead a happy 17th Wedding

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I am so excited to see what this year has in store for us.  The kids actually told me the other day that they are looking forward and ready to start lessons!  That does a mama’s heart good. Overall, we are continuing with a lot of the same things we used last year, with a

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A little Aerosmith reference for you rockers out there. I know, I know, it’s been a really long time since I wrote.  I won’t even attempt to catch up on all that has happened since my last post. This morning I found myself with some time to clean off the memory card from the camera

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This past August, 2013, I helped to facilitate the second Christ Renews His Parish retreat at our church.  Without disclosing any of the beautiful gifts that are a part of the experience, I feel like it is time to share a gift that I was personally given during that weekend.  It was my very own