This was originally posted in 2009 - my parents were able to see 50 years together before my dad passed away in 2011. This story is one that I've told my kids several times and it stays with me to this day. Merry Christmas Season, my friends - do not forget why we celebrate. I am one of a lucky few people whose parents are still married - they will be celebrating their 49th! wedding anniversary this next year. They are truly a Godly example of what a marriage should be. They were born … [Read more...] about Where is your spirit this Christmas?
It is the end of September. I cannot even. That means, it has been two months since I've officially visited this space. So much has happened in that span of time, and yet, so little at the same time. In that two months, my youngest daughter went to a wonderful spirit filled conference in Kentucky with her best friend. My oldest daughter started her very first job. My mother underwent a successful hip replacement surgery. My oldest daughter experienced her first fender bender. We … [Read more...] about Seasons
I don't talk a lot about the grief journey that I've been on since my dad died for a multitude of reasons... I guess mainly because it is so personal, and it is very difficult to put into words how I am processing things. I've been approached by several people to at least try to bring that section of my life to my site because a lot of people would benefit, but I just haven't felt comfortable yet. Maybe, though, in time. Maybe. So, the story I'm about to tell you is crazy and weird, and … [Read more...] about Remnants
Our season has been very strange. It started off slow, and then things started to pick up. Things that are going well: Green beans (they always do!), and the tomatoes are doing good, finally. The garden tomato plants are doing well, but the ones planted on the side of the house I think have a fungus something going on, but I haven't had a change to research it yet. The zucchini are finally starting to get some blooms going, too. And, the potatoes are really coming along! Things that … [Read more...] about Garden Update
I have felt, for some time, that our family is going through what I refer to as a "spiritual battle". Those of you who are born again Christians will understand the reference, but to summarize, it is basically a battle that is going on in the spiritual realm between good and bad. I don't have a real explanation for it, and it doesn't mean that I'm any better/worse a Christian than anyone else, or any of that silly rubbish. It just... is part of being a Christian, I guess? Probably the more … [Read more...] about Precious reminders during the battle