A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
October 3, 2016

“HONK, HONK, HONK!” What a forlorn sound the honking of the goose is this time of year! Each Spring, my sense-of-well-being swells when I hear the familiar calls from the bright, cerulean sky as the Canadian Geese make their way home in typical “V” formation! Their annual appearance brings the promise of warmer weather and […]

Good Things
Good Things
October 3, 2016

When a “Nothing Book” becomes a “Something Book” By Jill Skalicky A “Something Book?” What’s that? I asked that question many years ago, when a friend told me she was adding to her “Something Book.” This is how she explained it: starting with a blank notebook that had side pockets, she would jot down ideas, […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
October 3, 2016

“Appetites” An appetite is, “a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need,” but can also mean “a strong desire or liking for something.” Appetites, in and of themselves, are not wrong. In the strictest sense of the word, our appetite for food is what makes sure that we eat and stay alive, but we all […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 3, 2016

Stuff By Barb Russell After I was married and had 3 children, my house became smaller and smaller. I am not a packrat, but I found that just clothes, shoes, toys, books, and baby items can really pile up! I heard a missionary wife tell her story about how she left for the mission field […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers At Home
October 3, 2016

Color me Beautiful Many, many years ago (maybe 30), I was invited to an afternoon coffee at a friend’s house to participate in a Color Me Beautiful session. Some of you may remember hearing about this way of selecting the most flattering clothing colors. In this particular “beauty session,” the lady draped us with fabrics […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

Editor’s Note- Although this month’s article does not contain a recipe, it does give very helpful suggestions for training children’s eating habits and teaching them to appreciate different kinds of foods!   “Mommy, what are these crunchy things in my food?” “I don’t like this green stuff.” “This is slimy; I can’t eat it.” “The […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
October 3, 2016

JUST TRUST ME “Just trust me!” How often, over the years, have I spoken those three short words to a questioning, whining, or defiant child of mine? For me, as a mother, it seemed such an easy, obvious command to give. It sounds so simple to say, yet why does it often seem so hard […]

Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 9, 2016

Peace in My Storm By Divine design, every human being is unique. Each one of us has our own particular likes and dislikes, preferences and tendencies: those qualities which shape our personalities to be distinctive from one another. Some people are risk-takers and others prefer to take the safe route, if given a choice. Our […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

I remember years ago reading an article written by someone who had recently moved to a small farming community. The writer wrote in detail of the many different experiences he faced, which were far from the norm for this previous city-dweller. In one particular excerpt from his story, he commented how when spring arrived, there […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 9, 2016

Seems like ladies either love doing laundry or detest it! No matter your bent, it is a necessary job we all have to do! I actually love doing laundry. It’s a challenge to get the stains out of my husband’s shirts, because, as most of you know, he has an out-of-control, bushy moustache and essential […]

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