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What I did 25 years ago today!

What I did 25 years ago today!

Today is the day! It feels like we have been celebrating all summer long and now this day is finally here! Twenty-five years ago today, I said, I will. I will love you for better and for worse I will care for you in sickness and in health I will stay with you when we are … Continue reading

And here I am again…

And here I am again…

Have you ever turned a corner and found yourself back in a familiar place? Gardening season — This is our 3rd summer here in our new home. For the first year, the extent of my gardening was potted tomato plants on my deck. Last year, we tilled a garden and planted seeds but rascally rabbits, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Grief comes in waves. It’s foolish to think I can make it through January without tears. It’s been 15 years since my mother died.  January 18 was her last day on earth. As the sun was rising, He came and escorted her home. I remember the day with precision and clarity. I remember the room… … Continue reading

Secret Treasures at Christmas Time

One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is curl up on the couch, sip hot cocoa, dim the lights and let the Christmas tree’s light fill the dark space.  My mind quiets down and I begin to ponder. That word ponder always reminds me of the Bible verse in Luke 2 where … Continue reading

Giving Jesus to Kids Today #GivingTuesday

The door swings open and in they come. One by one they hang up their coats and take off their boots. ‘T’ pops over…”Ms. Rachel, look at my kitty I brought in today!” “L” joins in… “I brought popcorn to share!!!” Giving them a sweet hug, I add in…”That’s so great!  I’m so glad you’re … Continue reading

{Why} Motherhood Matters ( Plus a GIVEAWAY)

As I pulled the book from its padded envelope, I read the top lines across the back, Mama, Your Work Has Deep Worth— Do you ever wonder if your efforts as a mom make any difference? Take heart —- Whether you’re struggling through sleepless nights with your toddler or endless battles with your teen, September … Continue reading