Guest Blogger; Tammy Gerber + Link Up #5

Today my guest blogger is Tammy Gerber.  She is a great friend & writer who has inspired me for many years in my walk with Jesus.  Join her today as she tells about an event that happened in her life that she will never forget. Tammy can be contacted through her blog at You can also visit her facebook … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger s.a. Morgan #LookingUp

s.a. Morgan  Three Days; Risen + Link Up #4 My guest post for today comes from s.a. Morgan, an outstanding person of great feeling.  I ran into her through social media earlier this year and since then have been fan of her unique writings.  I hope you enjoy one of her newer pieces titled, "Three Days; Risen."  You can visit … [Read more...]

The Liebster Award + Link Up #3

I am very grateful to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Karen Sweeney-Ryall.  You can see her passion and love for Jesus at  www.becommingmybestme.comOn her blog she describes herself as,  "a devoted follower of Jesus and my prayer is that His light shines through me and His love flows through me to others."If you are looking … [Read more...]

Trading God for a lie + Link Up

If you take a quick look around you can see people everywhere falling away from God.It requires no special attention to come to that conclusion; it is plain, it is worldwide, it is everyday!Here are the series of events that take place when a person decides they no longer are interested in God or His offer of salvation. In Romans Chapter 1, God … [Read more...]

BabyWise Master Lists + LOOKING UP LINK-UP

This weeks post is very busy.  Not only is it a portion of the Baby Wise Friendly Network and their contributions on parenting; but it also is my first Looking Up Link-Up post.If you are a parent who enjoys taking your family on outings, I  hope you will find something useful in this post that will help with packing & planning.  … [Read more...]

Loving God When Your Positives Turn to Negatives

My daughter-in-law & I were matching socks and having normal conversation.  We typically spend a day together throughout the week doing laundry, chasing kids, and catching up on the latest.  I asked her about her pregnancy a few times throughout the day and her response was minimal and lacked any enthusiasm.  If I would have … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger from the BabyWise Network; Shea Moses on Potty Training

  Please welcome our guest blogger, Shea Moses, as she gives insight on her experience with potty training.  She is a fellow BabyWise mom and comes to us from the BabyWise Friendly Blog Network.  Please visit her page to learn more about her passion for parenting and for the … [Read more...]

Lessons in Mushroom Hunting

(A favorite post from my archives) I went mushroom hunting the other day. As I was putting on my boots, I imagined great success in gathering them all up and frying them with a touch of butter & salt in the skillet. A few days ago we went with a group of our neighbors and scoured a huge woods in the the hopes of bringing home dinner.  … [Read more...]

Raised from the dead; a true story!

Once upon a time we had a litter of Great Dane puppies. Unfortunately we were careless and went on a outing for dinner from 5-9pm. We came home to our girl already in labor.  7 puppies lay dead.We thought she had another week until she was due, and so were were shocked and very upset that the puppies didn't survive.  She went on to … [Read more...]


There I was, I'm presuming innocent, sitting on top the toilet lid in our cold bathroom with a bar of Ivory hanging out of my mouth.  I remember thinking and maybe even saying out loud, "I like the taste of soap," with a nasty little grin, looking at my Mother as if her punishment would not stop me from saying whatever vile phrase that put me there … [Read more...]


Raising and loving a child with disabilities has been a blessing within my life as a Mom. When Liam was born we thought him to be a healthy little guy, but soon found out that he had much weighing against him in his near future. By a month old he was diagnosed with 22Q deletion.  It's a genetic syndrome that comes with many kinds of … [Read more...]

Good Mom vs. Bad Mom

Good Mom vs Bad Mom, I wish there wasn't such a thing but we all know she existsEvery night when we are getting ready for bed, we evaluate our day.Our feats & our failures race through our chalk-board like brains scribbling down all our stats.  We highlight each event and evaluate it's rating score.  Did it go well?  Was it a … [Read more...]


This is the centerpiece on our kitchen table.It is a hand-made, one of a kind, aluminum piece of artwork, personally created by my daughter, Ilana.For years I have watched her craft baby dolls out of toilet paper, make barbie clothes from masking tape, and put together stuffed animals by using a mixture of dodge balls, old socks, yarn, … [Read more...]

The snapshot of a man

This is my grandfather, a snapshot of a man in his prime of life.He was just living moment by moment like all of us are doing today..He had no idea that out of his children, he would have only one son that would be a intricate part of bringing his entire family to Jesus.That little boy never knew that when he got older he would meet this … [Read more...]

Getting back to the basics

Do you ever feel like you need to be reminded of  the basics?They are foundational to performing every task, the most known things but sometimes forgotton. For example, the basics of baking any recipe and creating something that tastes somewhat appetizing are...1. Measure.2. Use exact ingredients.3. Follow the directions.If you don't follow … [Read more...]

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