Choosing to Rejoice

I was rinsing dishes my youngest son was washing for the third time because he didn’t get them clean the first two times. In my mind I was reluctantly going over my “to do” list for the day—washing clothes, folding clothes, baking, cleaning, cooking …. The phone rang. It was Marie. She wanted to … [Read more...]

An Interview with Author Kathi Macias

The Deliverer by Kathi Macias has just been released. This is the third book in the Freedom Series. In this interview, Kathi gives some background information about the book. I am offering a free copy of the book. To enter, post a comment below. I will draw a name on September 30th and announce the … [Read more...]

Joys of Summer

Are you enjoying your summer? School ended on June 28th. On the 29th I took one of our sons for dental surgery. The surgery itself was fine, but the anesthesia took its toll. My son asked for a milk shake. While I was in the Wendy's drive through he started groaning and whining. A few seconds … [Read more...]

What Kind of Legacy am I Leaving Behind?

Sometimes my mind makes strange connections. Today was one of those days. I was invited to attend a party and asked to bring two items wrapped in newspaper for a gift exchange. One of the items I picked to give away was a book about legacy. As I wrapped the book, I thought about the kind of legacy I … [Read more...]

Avoiding the Bedtime War Zone – Ruth L. Snyder

Why is it that almost without exception, children love to hate bedtime? One of the most important things you can do as a parent or caregiver is to create bedtime routines. Here is a checklist to get you started: Bath Put on pajamas Brush teeth Bedtime snack/drink Clean up toys Read … [Read more...]

A Novel Challenge – Ruth L. Snyder

I took the plunge! I have signed up for a course with the Long Ridge Writers Group with the goal of writing a novel. The course assignments are: Novel ideas: identifying genre, main characters, and general plot Create your main characters Plan your plot Write your first chapter Create chapter … [Read more...]

Painting Lessons

It seems like lately every time I ask my three-year-old what she wants to do, her reply is, "Let's paint!" Today was no exception. First we tried out finger paints. She was OK with dipping her fingers into the pots and dabbing the paint onto the paper. However, when I suggested she put paint on her … [Read more...]


Have you noticed that the most inexpensive things make the greatest toys? I clearly remember a Christmas from my childhood when my parents spent more money than usual on our toys. They were looking forward to watching us play with our new toys. However, we surprised them. Instead of playing with our … [Read more...]

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