Ornament of Grace
Ornament of Grace
October 5, 2015

Meditations, Musings and Memories That Matter I’ve been given a lot. I will confess, I haven’t always realized just how blessed my life really is. I am ashamed to admit that fact, actually. Maybe some of my gratitude springs from the perspective of acquired years. I hope so. Whatever the reason, I know my heart […]

Whether Ye Eat or Drink

“Honey, I’m home!” “Hi, Mom. What’s for supper?” “Is it almost time to eat? I’m starving!” These are typical exclamations that I’m sure many wives and mothers are accustomed to hearing late in the afternoon. Husbands are home from work, kids are done with school, and the family members are making their way back home […]

Keepers at Home
Keepers At Home
October 5, 2015

GOOD MANNERS PART II So, are you practicing manners with your kiddos? I’ve been able to be the “manner police” for my neighbor girls! They learn quickly, and I notice they are using their manners. On their own, they even used their manners at Sam’s Club, when given a sample. Make it fun and teach […]

Train Up A Child
Train Up a Child
October 5, 2015

Judgey McJudgerpants! By Malissa Custer Modesty is a subject that comes up a lot in our household. Being surrounded by people who are different than we are on the subject of modesty makes for a lot of discussion. My 4- and 5- year-olds and I have talked all about it. We have taught them to […]

Good Things
Good Things
October 5, 2015

FRIENDS and FRIENDSHIPS By Jill Skalicky Recently I had the opportunity to assume the role of hostess to a former high school and college classmate. Since she currently lives about three hundred miles from me in central Minnesota, it was decided that she would stay for at least two nights, depending on her schedule that […]

A Heart for Wisdom
A Heart for Wisdom
October 5, 2015

When Inspiration Turns to Impasse “Comparison is the thief of joy.” –Theodore Roosevelt I love being inspired. I would consider myself a creative person. I enjoy thinking outside of the box to make something unique and special. I like pretty things, and I am what some might call “cheap,” although I prefer “frugal.” Websites like […]

A Merry Heart
A Merry Heart
October 5, 2015

Travel Plans There’s a whole subculture of people out there I’ve only recently discovered. They are the Brave Hearts; the ones who are unafraid to experience those things others shun—the crazy, the wacky, the bizarre. Yes, they’re travelers, but they are so much more; they seek out places the average person wouldn’t dream even exist. […]