Christmas · friends

A Special Christmas Blessing

Christmas started very early for me this year! Last Thursday, I got a small package from my friend, Ava. Inside was the most unique Christmas ornament I’ve ever received! It also holds special meaning for me. Here’s a picture: It’s an ornament made from an illustration in the book Farmer Boy, by Laura Ingalls Wilder!… Continue reading A Special Christmas Blessing

Family Fun · family-scrapbook · family-scrapbook-videos · friends


Sometimes, blogging is the last thing I feel like doing. I’m not crafty. I’m not witty. I’m definitely not smart. At my best, I’m just a sinner saved by grace. At my worst…well, we won’t go there. This past week was one of those weeks where I just needed to be offline. While I wasn’t… Continue reading Hodge-Podge

family-scrapbook · friends

End of a Long Week

We began the week last Saturday (Don’t worry, I know the week really begins on Sunday. Just giving you a little back story.) with a wonderful missionary family joining us for an informal meal of pizza and salad. The Karamitros family have been in China for ten years. They have five grown children. And they… Continue reading End of a Long Week

blessings · Devotional Thoughts · friends

Hugs from Heaven

I’ve always known that the Lord is the answer to everything. I’ve known it in my mind, but convincing a broken heart is often much harder. Stopping the flow of tears, laying aside the heavy weight within my chest cannot be done by just “knowing”. For instance, I know my husband loves me because he’s… Continue reading Hugs from Heaven


Good Friends

The hardest part about ministry, in my opinion, are the good-byes. We’ve had people leave our church and those good-byes, or lack thereof, are very sad. Their spot is empty; their smiles are missed. We’ve also had to relocate ourselves, leaving precious saints of God to follow His call to a new work. Oh how… Continue reading Good Friends

Devotional Thoughts · friends

I Just Can’t Wait!

Rev. 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Well, I finished the New Testament. I’m not sure how long it took me, because I don’t follow a schedule. I just pick parts of the Bible I like and read a chapter or two or four… Continue reading I Just Can’t Wait!