Why I’m Buying New Underwear

God spoke to me today about underwear.  My underwear, that is. He really did (speak to me, that is).  Oh, it wasn’t in an audible voice, but I heard Him nevertheless. I think all underwear should fit well, and so I’ve done the getting measured for the right size and style at important, well-known lingerie stores. I’ve spent time trying them on and asking the clerk about styles and closure and underwire or no-wire. Then … Read more

Apple Pie Filling

I’ve had this recipe for a quarter of a century.  I got it from my mother-in-law, Mom Slabach.  I have no idea where she got the recipe.  Every time I make a batch of this, I think of Mom, because the recipe is in her handwriting.   And every time I make a batch of this, I miss her. She’s enjoying better apple pie than we can ever make here on earth.  You can read … Read more

Why He’s Not a Stranger Anymore

  Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to actually be here on this earth when Jesus was here?  Imagine sitting down with Him for breakfast by the Galilean Sea – a breakfast that He had made. Imagine watching Him touch the eyes of blind folks – and watching their response when they could see. Imagine watching Him reaching out to children, holding them in His lap. And imagine watching the lepers … Read more

“What Do You Do For Entertainment?!”

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  “So what, pray tell,” the voice on the phone sighed in exasperation, “do you do for entertainment?!” I smiled as I looked around the room.  At that very moment, my little guys were marching around the room, beating on tin pie pan drums.  Newspapers shaped into boat hats were perched on their heads, and their little feet kept time to the rat-a-tat-tat of their drums.  We’d been to town earlier that week and watched … Read more

Graham Cracker Pudding

Graham Cracker Pudding takes me back to my childhood when picnics and church potluck dinners had every imaginable dessert – including this dish – from which to choose. Dave and I had only one prenuptial agreement, and that was about graham crackers. You see, I grew up on Honey Maid graham crackers, and it’s the only brand I eat – if I can help it. A few months before we were married, we were in a … Read more