Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
August 11, 2015

A Deep Question How well I remember my days of motherhood, when I still had very young children at home! Amid all the recollections and “warm fuzzies” of that era of my life are nestled some frustrating memories, as well. Back then, I considered it a respite from the tasks and pressures at hand, to […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

A Well Balanced Meal I was picking up my two youngest children from a friend’s house after a day of working at the Christian school. As usual, they cheerfully climbed into the van, and we began the typical questions regarding how their day had gone. This particular day when asked what they had had for […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers at Home
August 11, 2015

What is it? Some people have it.  Everyone should do it.  It’s most often a result of good training. It’s never wrong to do. It’s usually noticed- more so when it’s lacking. It’s lovely. It’s kind. It’s polite. Have you guessed yet?  It’s MANNERS! Do you ever observe bad manners and think, “What is wrong […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
August 11, 2015

Military Mom I’ve been described as a no-nonsense kind of mom. Military style, even! When I heard that for the first time, I brushed it off, but when I heard it from more than a few people I decided I had better park there for a while and decide if that is who I want […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
August 11, 2015

Why You Might Need a “Facebook Fast” I recently went on a “Facebook fast.” It was an unintentional fast, brought on partly because of busy life and partly because I was away from home and my computer. It started before I even left home, since I was going through my phone and deleting apps that […]

Good Things
Good Things
August 11, 2015

What Do You Do All Day? “What do you do all day?” That was the question asked by one of our 13-year-old granddaughters one Sunday afternoon. This was not an unusual query, in light of the fact that I have been retired for almost nine years after working for twenty-seven years for the public school […]

A Merry Heart
Merry Heart
August 11, 2015

Fishing Fishing! Yup, that’s what I said—fishing. And yes, with the permission of our editor, that is what we will be discussing in this brief tutorial, on how to land the elusive “Walleye:” Whether you’re pitching crank bait or Lindy rigging with a bottom bouncer and leech harness, these finicky eaters are masters at eluding […]