Relationships With Teens

Today was one of those deep pondering type days.  A day where you just sit and wonder why and what if.  14 years ago from this very day, I was a part of a great miracle story where God chose to spare the life of my son.  If you would like to read the entire story, … Read more

Crown of Life

The house was dim and motionless.  Everyone was asleep and the visitors left in the night so it was especially quiet.  I tiptoed across the wooden floors of the old homestead listening for cocks crowing or the cow calling for us to milk her in the barn.  On the wobbly kitchen table I saw a … Read more

Life to the Fullest

Life is short, so live life to the fullest.  With all the hurricanes going around and tearing up homes and leaving lives shattered you start to look around and see the blessings you have.  I have really been convicted of this lately because we nearly died on the highway.  It makes you reevaluate where you … Read more

James Chapter One

Making my home a haven of peace and order takes work but it is one of the most satisfying jobs of the Keeper of the Home.  I just cherish the moments that I can manage my home and get at every nook and cranny.  Lately, I have taken my role with such joy as I … Read more

Family Blessings Tradition

People from all corners of the EARTH have traditions.  Some cultures are steeped in tradition where others are very relaxed.  One way or the other, all kindred nations and all people from every corner of the world have some kind of tradition. Tradition by definition is a custom or a practice.  It is a routine … Read more

Love Conquers All

As I reflect on my life, the only place I felt safe is when I felt love.  Love is a powerful weapon in the spiritual realms.  Love protects, it nurtures, it strengthens, and comforts.  Love Conquers ALL!  The very essence of everything I believe rests on God’s Love.  God’s love toward us is expressed by … Read more

Summer on the Homestead

Summer on the Homestead is always a special time of the year.  Everything is in full bloom. The Earth seems to sing with praise to our creator.  The creatures have the fat of the land.  Our milk cow has been giving the most rich and beautiful milk and we are ever flowing in the land … Read more

Are you Nice or are you a Nitpicker?

Today I thought is fun to compare what it means to be NICE with what it means to be a NITPICKER. WHAT is the definition of NICE??? NICE:  pleasant; agreeable; satisfactory: pleasant in manner; good-natured; kind:  It costs nothing to be NICE, yet so many of us have a hard time affording it in our daily … Read more