The past few days, my husband and I were in Nashville, Tennessee for a Boy Scouts of America conference. My husband works for this organization as a Field Director. The conference was fantastic, but ... Read More about Coming Home
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Find more information and a much better jelly tutorial in these two posts: The Sandhill Plums are Blooming Sandhill Plum Jelly Hits My Pantry Shelves I grew up picking sandhill plums in late ... Read More about Sandhill Plum Jelly
While in the mountains, we attended a pot-luck at the lodge near our cabin. We love these little get-togethers and always bring something to cook for that meal along with us. This year it was Crock ... Read More about Crock Pot Lasagna
About the time we were leaving the hospital following Emily's sugeries, a friend of ours started work on a grief website to go along with the book she was writing. She asked if I would consider ... Read More about When the Roller Coaster Begins to Slow
Every year we head to the mountains to cool off. It is also a time to simplify our lives and get back to the basics. The cell phone is off, there is no land-line, there is no computer, there are no ... Read More about To The Mountains!
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On July 4, 2007, Emily Sofia entered this world weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces. A beautiful bundle of baby girl. Our 5th child.The photo above was taken the day we brought her home. We're both in our ... Read More about Remembering Emily
I wanted to take a moment to blog about some things that have been going through my head as Emily's birthday approaches. I must warn you, though, my mood is solemn and not all these thoughts are ... Read More about Thoughts from a Grieving Mother
A network of delicate threads, like lace, between the two of you. One who was, One who is. A child lost, A child gained. A beauty shared that no one else will truly understand. A ... Read More about Intertwined
(Blog notes: Thank you Jill for the link to this powerful video! ) http://www.whatifimpretending.com The churches are full of "professing Christians," but WHAT IF? What if some of them, some of ... Read More about What If…I'm Pretending?