Holding on To Faraway Friends…

Many of us have them.  Friends that we held so dearly to and spent decades with only to have circumstances arise and one or both of you move away. I have that… With many friends.  And it makes for some very lonely moments when you have such a history with someone that you long to…

The Christmas Card Contest

Every year my husband and I wait with anticipation to receive the first Christmas card.  This year it came the day after Thanksgiving.  Delivered in person by my father-in-law himself.  Full of smiles that he was the first one to get a card to us. Full of smiles because he knows, that we LOVE to…

To The Tired Mommy On Christmas Eve

By now, if you have the time to read this, you are exhausted. Most likely you are sitting in front of the last present to wrap.. with an empty container of tape, one bow left and not enough wrapping paper to save your life. You contemplate a brown paper bag, and how low that will…

Why I Write Book Reviews Like I do…

I love reading…. And I love listening to books on audio form while I am doing mundane tasks around the house.  But I write book reviews a certain way and they are actually slightly different then most reviews you see. I must say I am not silly enough to think you really want to read…

Remember that fear thing?

Have you ever felt God was telling you something and you shrugged it off… as I could never do that…   Then you heard it again and you looked into it!!! And people told you no way!!!! It would be too hard….   Then you forgot about it for 27 years!!!!!   Then you had…

Maggie and KY: There’s a Solution to Everything!

Let me set the stage for you…. It’s evening and we are finishing up our farm chores.  My husband often gives me little things to do of which I always say, “Sure thing!” Seriously, I do! He is coming down the hall and as he passes me in the living room he points to Maggie…

F E A R – When You Start Seeing it Everywhere!

I am beginning to see a message… Or could it actually be a warning? Every book I have been reading recently has a chapter on fear. My Facebook feed is full of scrolling meme’s on trusting God and not being afraid. I travel to my home church and the sermon is the first in a…

Yes, That’s us on Instagram!

By now several of you have commented “You’re on Instagram???” To which I just say “Yep!” It’s usually followed by questions as to why and when and I have gotten very good at changing the topic to another one.  Usually brownies or the weather!  God, please send rain…. But after a bit of playing and…

Book Review: The Happy Wive’s Club

I love this book…. No, wait… I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! This is the book that you give to young married couples to show them that yes… being married is wonderful… and having a happy marriage is totally possible!!!!  Forget that… give this book to young women BEFORE they meet the man they want to marry!!!…