Christmas cheer in January is a special treat when women come to our church and are served a Christmas dinner. It is a traditional meal of turkey, real mashed potatoes with homemade turkey gravy, baked southern corn pudding, green beans, congealed salad, freshly baked homemade rolls, and apple or pumpkin pie capped with ice cream…
The Drummer. One of my favorite Christmas songs is The Little Drummer Boy. I used to think this song was more for children because it’s about a young boy. Yet I’ve come to realize that this song is as much for adults as it is for children because of its message. Granted, the song is…
Hearth In archaeology, a hearth is a firepit or other fireplace feature of any period. Initial usage refers to a place of warmth, heat, or fire, or ‘heat of earth’. There’s nothing like homemade bread baked in an outdoor oven. On rainy days, there’s nothing like the warmth from that hearthside! I’m going back home again….
It’s been quite the summer. We’ve prayed over secrets and said more goodbyes than hellos. A few weeks ago I told a friend that I’ve sat on so many of my kids’ secrets this summer that I had trouble remembering what information was classified from whom. Sometimes I wasn’t sure which one needed prayers the most….
NOTE: To share this story, I am pooling from four other foster moms: Brandy, Joyce, Sue, and Suzanne. Collectively we have had over 110 children in our homes. Some of these children were “our own” foster kids and others were children we babysat, sometimes for a day or for several weeks, for other foster moms….
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