There’s a Snake in My House!

On that July morning, I had no idea that trouble had wound its way into my Eden. We found the snake behind my desk—all five feet of him stretched out beside the black computer cord, claiming territory in my office.     When he came, paradise left. You see, I don’t do snakes. I’ve done diapers, windows, and garbage. I’d helped build fence and stack wood. On rare occasions, I’ve emptied mouse traps. But I don’t … Read more

Easy Dinner Rolls

I grew up in a home with a bakery attached to the kitchen.  My mother had a bread business; she mixed and baked sixty pounds of dough (two-pound loaves) at a time.  She sold bread, dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls to stores in town. We had all the homemade bread we ever wanted, and the only store-bought buns we used were for sandwiches like hot dogs and hamburgers. I could mix up sixty pounds of … Read more

8 Tips on Moving with Kids – (That Moving Maze)

(Navigating Turbulent Waters When Your Child’s Safe Place Becomes Shaken.)   Moving can be stressful for parents. It can also be stressful for kids. Home should be a safe place for children. So should family. But when the place a child calls home changes, insecurities and adjustments are prevalent. When the waters are smooth, it’s easy to plan a move. Oftentimes, though, we hit choppy areas as we navigate through the maze of moving. Children … Read more

She Wouldn’t Turn Back

Ruth, a former Moabite woman, impacted each of us.  Although she lived 4000 years before us, her choices affect us today. The Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) from an incestuous relationship with his own daughter.  The Moabite people were pagan; they did not worship Jehovah God.  So how did Ruth, a Moabitess, come to be in the genealogy of Jesus Christ?! That’s an interesting story.  There is a famine … Read more

Homemade Lemonade (Squeeze, Slice, Sugar)

During these hot summer heat waves, let this refreshing homemade lemonade cool your days. You can prepare the lemons with sugar ahead of time and store it in the freezer.  When you’re ready to make lemonade, just add water and allow it to flavor for two to three hours.  Voila!  You’ll wonder how you never thought of this yourself.   I got this recipe from my sister, who got it from a friend.  They made … Read more