Faith, island life, Parenting

See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought

This past weekend, we traveled back to Canton, TX and celebrated Jonathan as he embarks on his new life. He has chosen to serve and departs for boot camp in less than a week. It was time to say, "See You Later." Watching him interact with his friends and family was such a gift. Knowing… Continue reading See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought

Faith, island life, Parenting

My Mile Marker Zero

Many of you may recognize this as Mile Marker Zero in Key West, Florida. Which might make you think that this is a travel blog post and it could be. We traveled there this summer, yes in 2020. It was my son's senior trip, the handsome fellow you see in this picture. All he wanted… Continue reading My Mile Marker Zero

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, Family Fun, Parenting

Divorce & The Holidays

As the holidays approach, life can really get complicated.  Add in blended families and divorced parents and it can be a real mine field. So I am going to offer something that, I hope will make your holiday what you hope for.  Sit quietly and think about what memories you would like to make with… Continue reading Divorce & The Holidays

Homemaking, Homesteading, Organic Gardening, Recipes

The Best Things In Life Are Free

Oh, summertime.  One of the first signs that summer has arrived, other than every item of clothing on your person being soaked with sweat- and I mean all your clothing- is the arrival of dewberries.  These are a variety of blackberries- not as big and not quite as sweet as the cultivated varieties but they… Continue reading The Best Things In Life Are Free

Faith, Parenting

For The Love of Bunnies

About a week ago, I rounded the house to find our dog, Duckie, sitting with purpose on the sidewalk giving me a look that said, "You need to deal with this."  As I walked closer I spotted the littlest brown bit of furry cuteness sitting at her feet.  I picked it up and was surprised… Continue reading For The Love of Bunnies

Faith, Parenting

“The Talk”

It seems that it is time for "The Talk" once again at my house.  For many of you, you probably assume that from the title this talk will be about the birds and the bees.  Not so.  When you live on the farm topics like reproduction and various anatomical differences between male and females come… Continue reading “The Talk”

Family Fun

What Was I Thinking?

When I was expecting my babies I prayed, like most mothers, that my child would be smart.  What was I thinking?  Well, I was ignorant.  I thought wouldn't it be lovely to have that smart child that was quick to catch on to things, that could make good grades, and be successful.  What I did… Continue reading What Was I Thinking?