"Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD." Psalm 102:18 Over five years ago today, I didn't know it. The farthest thing from my mind was having another child. But I was expecting a baby girl. I was probably about two weeks pregnant. I wondered why all the normal holiday foods sounded so very … [Read More...]

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Ebenezer Stone

  (Pictures: Family on Thanksgiving 2003 (Our fourth child, a baby girl, came along as our beautiful and joyous gift in 2006) and finally our Ebenezer stone (actually petrified wood, which is wood changed to stone, so it's quartz-like) in our front yard moved all the way from East Texas to Colorado--a very heavy rock! It was late November … [Read More...]

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My Grandmother’s Attic, My Basement

I wish I could go back in time and poke around my grandmother's attic. My memories of it are vague and faded like an old photograph, blurry around the edges. A string hung from the ceiling in the hallway that ran outside my great-aunts' bedrooms, and if you could reach it and then pulled on it hard, stairs came down from the ceiling, leading … [Read More...]

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Carrot Soufflé

Oh my goodness, this is simply divine!  I like to make it for special occasions for our family.  And I LOVE to take it to friends.  It is one of the most requested recipes I receive.  I got it from my dear friend Melissa, who hails from Southern Louisiana. 3 lbs. carrots 1 c. sugar 1 T. baking powder 1 T. vanilla 3/4 c. flour 6 eggs 1 1/2 … [Read More...]

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The 21 Day Husband Project (Day 5)

Ok ladies...this is the last day of our mini "Husband Project".  I hope you have had a little fun with the projects, and that you may have been challenged to love your husband in a variety of different ways. I know I have. Remember you can keep it going by purchasing Kathi Lipp's book The 21 Day Husband Project.  Let me know if you do! Now … [Read More...]

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Grumble Grumble Grumble

When one of my kids starts complaining, I often hear the other say to them, "Grumble grumble grumble." It's their way of reminding each other (and themselves) that no one likes to listen to other people's complaining and griping all the time. Recently I have been the one who is grumble grumble grumbling. I'm finding it very easy to grumble about … [Read More...]

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2 Spa Sets

Two winners will be drawn for this.... Spa Sets, which include: a terrycloth wrap-around towel w/ Velcro closure  a pair of slippers natural fibers hand towel nail brush sponge with loofah body brush/massage tool Please leave a comment on this post OR email Trish (specifying which gift you are interested in) to be entered. All … [Read More...]

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