Kindle Freebies, Radio Theatre and “Boy” Books

March 21, 2013

Great FREE resources Beatrix Potter, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jane Austin.  Classic writers…for FREE!  Many of you probably already know this, but you can download all kinds of books for free from Amazon to your Kindle or nook or whatever techy device you may use. Here is Beatrix Potter. Here are general […]

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God is THE Healer

March 19, 2013

We love our church.  We love our small group that is a part of our church.  We started with this small group around 10 years ago when we first came to live in Wisconsin.  We were together for several years and then Kirk and I took 3 or so years off (but remained connected with […]

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I’m Sorry!

January 10, 2013

For any woman who has been lied to and followed that lie to an abortion…I’m sorry!  Then to that broken woman who has dealt with secrecy, self-hatred and crippling sadness…I’m sorry!  I’m not sure of your circumstances or what the many factors were in your life, but my heart aches for you.  For all the […]

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I Don’t Want “Good Kids”

November 11, 2012

It’s a scary time to be raising children.  It seems that there is so much out there just waiting to destroy them.  Between violence, abuse, sex outside of marriage and drugs there is a tendency to just want to take your kids to the nearest bomb shelter and lock them in.  I often hear prayer […]

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I Blew It!

September 11, 2012

It’s amazing to me how someone half my size can well up such strong emotions in me. The first week of school Addie had a hard time adjusting to me spending extra time with Cade and Ella.  I even had extra activities planned for her, but after she was done, she was demanding more attention, […]

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Movie Theater Shootings

July 21, 2012

There is nothing that can be said at a time like this!  The shootings that took place in Aurora, Colorado yesterday are tragic.  For anyone who was directly affected by this I am so sorry!  Know that there are many who have never met you who are praying for you and your community!  Evil is […]

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1000 Gifts

July 16, 2012

I have to say that things have gotten a little negative around here.  Honestly, it has been as much of a habit for me as it has been for the kids lately.  Today, as I was out for my walk/run/prayer time I was thinking back to a book that I read it quite a while […]

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Focusing on Fruit

June 25, 2012

It has recently hit me that maybe I focus too much on “fruit”.  I’m all for apples, oranges and bananas but that’s not what I’m referring to.  I’m talking about the “fruits of the  Holy Spirit”. “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”  those sound like good things to focus on.  Yet, […]

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If You Ever Thought What You Are Doing Doesn’t Matter…

June 24, 2012

100 years.  My Grandma Clara was born September 6th, 1912.  She’s not EXACTLY 100 yet, but we celebrated her birthday yesterday as that’s when all the family could get together. It’s amazing to think about all that Grandma has seen in her 100 years.  She remembers horses and buggies, and wood burning stoves.  She lived […]

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Metaphors for Children

June 18, 2012

You probably already have metaphors for your children. “He keeps me on my toes.” “She is just like her mother.” “That one is a handful!” For Addie we have often said, “There’s a reason she has red hair!” There might be things that we always say about or to our children. “Don’t dawdle” “Stop being […]

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