Five Things Thankful

Between politics, international instability, violence, and hatred, it is hard to find readily available good news sometimes.  Even an event like the Olympics, which should be filled with celebration, enthusiasm, and excitement, has been overshadowed by the frightening stories surrounding this year’s host city. I want to know about the events of my world.  It … Read more

Family Favorite Games

Our family loves to spend time together. When the weather is nice, we spend time outside. However, we seem to have many days where the weather does not cooperate. On those days, we often play games. Board games. Card games. We have tried more than I can count. And own dozens of them. Below is … Read more

Father’s Day

Yesterday was Father’s Day.  Usually, the day devoted to celebrating dads is fairly subdued for our family.  My dad lives several hours away from here.  Todd’s dad does, too.  I am actually not even certain that we have seen either one of them on Father’s Day since our marriage fifteen years ago. We call them … Read more

An Easy T-Shirt Craft for Kids

Our family has participated in 4H for what seems like forever.  I cannot remember the number of years exactly, but I know it has been a good, long while.  We have enjoyed our experience. In addition to the many other 4H events we join, our children have an opportunity to participate in a judged competition … Read more

Answering the Call

One of my favorite hymns is “Here I Am, Lord,” by Daniel L. Schutte.  I especially like the words of the refrain: Here I am Lord. Is it I Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart. Ten … Read more