Faith, Parenting, Serious Saturdays

How You Can Help Say “NO” to Exploiting Children

If you could do one small thing that would shut a child pornography ring down- would you do it? I've compiled some facts and done a little math for you this week. There's two parts to this post: The role of child pornography in the sexual abuse of children. One thing we can do to… Continue reading How You Can Help Say “NO” to Exploiting Children

Faith, Homemaking, island life, Marriage Mondays

Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Today is our Anniversary!  27 years ago I made the best decision of my life! As I sit here and think about what had transpired over these years, I am in awe. There is a phrase I like to use about Tony when people are talking about marriage and so forth- "Just as the sun… Continue reading Celebration Day! 27 Years Strong

Faith, Homesteading

The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

The longest night has just passed. Did you feel it? We did, we kept noticing the time, thinking that it should be much later than it was in reality.  The evening wore on with cookies baking, gift baskets being stuffed, and herbed salts, salamoia bolognese, being prepared.  It was a quiet night, the rain that had… Continue reading The Winter Solstice, The Longest Night

Faith, Family Fun, Random Thoughts

Mary, Did You Know?

During the Christmas season when we focus on celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I can’t help but think of the Crucifixion as well. They are inseparable, without either one there would be no salvation and redemption. For many years I pondered on Mary, what it must have been like for her. The… Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?

Family Fun, Homemaking, Homesteading, Parenting

Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’

This past July I sweated profusely as I put 30 pumpkin seedlings in the ground.  I didn't mind the heat or the sweat because in my mind I could see my children, my nieces, and little cousins picking pumpkins from a pumpkin patch not from a bin or pile at the store, but from a… Continue reading Pumpkin Pickin’ and Memory Makin’