[wp_eStore_cart_when_not_empty]When we were children, we were allowed to look through the Sears catalog for help in making our Christmas wish list. Mom and Dad would let us give them our list of suggestions along with whether we would prefer one large gift or several smaller gifts. We never knew how much money was their budget, […]
Family traditions are a BIG deal at our house. Some have been passed down from generations, and some we've started in our own short family history, but each of them serves to create memories and bind us together as a stronger family unit. Come learn about our family traditions and maybe start a new one of your own.
Christmas is coming! The days are counting down! I know some of you don’t want to think about it until well after the Thanksgiving holiday is over, but for the rest of us, who like to plan and organize and shop and plan and create and cook, and did I mention plan? Well, for us, […]
William Carey (1761-1834), born in England, was a Baptist missionary to India for forty-seven years. He is known today as the “Father of Modern Missions.” It is said that prior to becoming a missionary, Pastor Carey attended a missions meeting. After hearing an account of the spiritual needs of India, someone said this concerning the […]
Introducing my new book! I am SO excited to tell you about my new ebook: Loving You Long Distance! A book written from personal experience and shared with you with much love! What the story behind the book? I grew up in a large extended family, and I had the (then unappreciated) blessing of having […]
Christmas Eve The pies fresh from the oven smell deliciously spicy. The presents are wrapped and neatly stacked under the pungent Pine tree, adorned with silver balls, red bows and a homemade angel. There are homemade ornaments (all from this year) and a paper chain. The stockings are stuffed and awaiting the surprise of the […]
This time of year there is much talk of tradition: Our family has some Christmas traditions – some with important meaning and some just because they are fun and create good memories. Here are a few of them: Gingerbread & sugar cookies: Every year we make and decorate gingerbread and sugar cookies. We use the […]
Saying Good-bye to the Big House Recently, the house that was the icon of everything that meant “home” to me for 20+ years, passed from our family’s possession into the name and hands of another family, whom we trust will experience just as much love and make just as many happy memories there as we […]