Gesundheit!

They say that when you sneeze, you should listen to see how many people bless you to know how many friends you have.  Well when our oldest daughter Amanda was a toddler, she took the blessing after a sneeze quite seriously.  Whenever she would sneeze, if no one responded, she would pipe up, “I SNEEZED!!”. …

Feeling Faint?

A word of encouragement… Jesus can do ANYTHING! I have seen Jesus do wondrous things is the lives of so many. We often find ourselves in situations and times where we are screaming, “Even so come Lord Jesus!”. I have been feeling that way lately. Just sitting here tonight, I made a play list in…

Looks Can Be Deceiving…

Isn’t this a lovely cup. My husband LOVES coffee and has tons of to-go mugs. This is one of his most recent that he purchased when he visited Cabela’s which is a three hour drive from our home. If you are ever in a pinch to get him a gift, a coffee cup is always…

Been Skunked?

This is Tigger. Tigger is our dog. He has a small problem. You see, Tigger doesn’t have many friends. Being the lonely dog that he is, Tigger has tried to make a friend. The only problem with that is… he was making friends with a SKUNK! Yep, that’s right! A SKUNK! The reason he looks…

Are We There Yet?

Long trips are no fun.  Especially with a six year old who seldom sits still.  Despite the modern technology of the DVD player in the car, we continued to hear the resounding sentence coming from the back seat, “Are we there yet?”  An eight-hour trip ended up feeling like 16 with the impatience that filled…

The Scarlet Letter

In the book The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne is subject to wearing a scarlet A on her chest to show that, while her husband was supposedly lost at sea, she had an affair and bore a daughter. She would not tell who the father was disspite preasure from the “town fathers”. Even…

The Devil’s Grin

Have you ever seen a picture of a grin that makes your skin crawl?  Like the Grinch on the old cartoon, or Tim Curry in Legend where he plays the devil?  Maybe it’s the bad guy in a movie where the actor or actress does a really good job of being over-the-top creepy.  Whenever I…

Impressions

You’ve seen the kits in the store. The mold kits where you can make lasting impressions of your child’s hands or feet. It is a memory maker where you get to remember how tiny they were at certain stages in their lives. Our kids made these hand impressions last Christmas (with the help of their…

Growing Together…

Looking at the picture on the left, who do you think is the oldest? What if I told you that the “oldest” isn’t who you think it is. Something that has always stricken me as odd since I have been a Christian is the matter of “age”. When I was in my 20s, I never…

A Mighty Fortress

Big and magnificent! Impeccably structured for ultimate protection during conflict. It’s a fortress in San Marino. It lies more than 2,000 feet above the Italian countryside. Historically fortresses are built on high ground with thick walls that can reach up to 21 feet thick. In a time of battle, the fortress was a safe haven,…

Meeting Mickey…

I’ve always had an infatuation with Mickey Mouse. When I was three years old, my mom got me a GIANT stuffed Mickey Mouse for Christmas (see picture, Mickey was an excellent tea party guest). I always loved that Mickey and still have him to this day even though he has seen better days. For so…

Tea Time!

So you may not like tea or even ever made tea. But more than likely you have at least made A cup of tea at some point in your life. My daughter Lydia LOVES tea sets! She requested one for her eighth birthday. In a slight miscommunication, my sister and I BOTH got her tea…