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SOS in Morse Code Becomes Worldwide Standard for Help

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about SOS becoming the worldwide standard for help on July 1, 1908. I am also writing about Morse code. That is 111 years ago today. SOS in Morse is …—… This famous code was invented by an American, Samuel Finley Breese Morse. He […]

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Stone Mountain Park Lasershow

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about my family going to Stone Mountain Park to see the Lasershow Spectacular, in MountainVison* Luckily, before the Lasershow started, we got to watch the glass blowing demonstration. The guy turned a couple of pieces of glass into a beautiful flower. It […]

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Encountering God Bible Study Chapter 8

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I will be hitting the highlights of chapter 8 in Encountering God: A Study in Psalms. However, if you want to dig in deeper, then I highly recommend buying the book on Amazon here. Jubilate The title of Psalm 100, “A Psalm of Praise,” is unique. […]

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Moby Dick

Moby Dick Book Review

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I am writing about the book I recently read, an American classic, Moby Dick. This book (I read the abridged version) was not very interesting to me. Maybe it is just because I don’t like to read about animals being killed. The descriptions of how the […]

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Encountering God Chapter 7

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am writing from chapter 7 of Encountering God: A Study in Psalms. Living With an Eternal Perspective According to its title, “A Prayer of Moses the man of God,” Psalm 90 was authored by Moses. Since he lived around 1400 BC, this means Psalm 90 […]

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Summer Swimming Fun

Summer Swimming Fun

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about my family’s swimming fun this summer. Swimming is one of the most popular activities of the summer, and my family is no exception. Every summer, five out of six (the ones who are old enough) get in the pool and swim […]

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Encountering God Bible Study Chapter 6

Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am continuing in the Bible study book Encountering God: A Study in Psalms. Today will be chapter six. Psalm 51 – Have Mercy on Me The title of this psalm clarifies both its author and setting: ”To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when […]

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Wicked Opens on Broadway

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! It is no secret I love Broadway shows, especially musicals, so I hope that this blog post makes you as excited as it made me when I realized what I would be writing about. Today’s Monday Moment blog post is on the opening of one of my very favorite Broadway musicals, […]

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I Got A Phone!

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about getting a phone. It is my very first phone ever. In keeping with my family’s tradition of naming our electronics, my phone’s name is Ambrosia. The reason for this name is because my phone is an iPhone6S, which is an apple […]

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Encountering God Bible Study Chapter 5

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am continuing the Bible study Encountering God: A Study in Psalms by Steve Pettit. Today we are covering chapter 5. Encountering God Chapter 5 – Psalm 23 Everyone needs a shepherd. We can’t go through life without one. We need someone to guide our steps, […]

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Jonathan Martin

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Jonathan Martin. This is a new topic for me; one I have never heard about before today. Jonathan Martin was a religious extremist who lived in the 1800s and died on this day in history. He is famous for attempting to burn […]

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Lane Packing Peach Tour

Peach Tour at Lane Packing

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about a fun field trip I made with my family. We went to Lane Packing Orchards in Fort Valley, GA, and did a peach tour in the packing shed. Then vs. now – the 1960s Today, as in the 1960s, peaches are […]

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Encountering God Bible Study Chapter 4

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am writing from chapter 4 of Encountering God: A Study in Psalms by Steve Pettit. You can buy your own copy of the book at https://amzn.to/2Eq3Ihp. Today’s chapter is covering Psalm 19. Glory to God The theme of Psalm 19 is God’s glory displayed through […]

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Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Opens To Pedestrians

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the Golden Gate Bridge opening to pedestrians on May 27, 1937, 82 years ago today. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It was designed by […]

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Register now for Setting the Stage Summer Camp

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing to tell you that registrations are now open for Setting the Stage Summer Theater Day Camp. I am so excited to be sharing this opportunity with all my Sparkles. Register now at https://form.jotform.com/91054485283157. All musical theater lovers ages 9-15 who want to […]

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