Mark

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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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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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Solitude as I envisioned it hasn’t quite worked out- at least not yet. We still have our closing meeting for Good News People, which we have been hosting on Sunday nights for the past couple of months. We still have paper work to file before I can officially step down as Financial Secretary for our

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After a couple years of blogging Maria opted to change to a different server. At the time she decided to change the name to something that better reflected our life and her desires for blogging.  That might have been when we first discussed me contributing here and I vaguely remember her asking my thoughts on

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So how’s that for a first blog post?  I tell you about how we’re going to be more purposeful about our lives, then I basically admit I have no idea what my purpose is entering the blogosphere.  There are countless sources where you could find such unintended irony, but I’m grateful for your support in