He still looks for me in a crowd

It has struck me lately that my kids are growing up much quicker than I ever planned. All the boys play football and Molly gallivants around on horses in her spare time.  I had a conversation with Molly last week about whether or not she was going to be part of a youth group activity.…

Not a Penny to My Name

My dear mother has for years been collecting stories to put together in a book – stories about pennies.  Below is one of them that she passed on to me this last week.  It was a great reminder of how the Lord has always provided for our needs, and I am so thankful for that…

All Chocolate Should Be This Size

For those of you who know me, even a little, probably know that I love chocolate.  It’s the sweet nectar of all that is good.  When we had the opportunity to drop into the Hershey’s store in Chicago, it seemed inappropriate to not take the opportunity.  But, when we realized the candy bars were $40.00…

Refrigerators . . . The Premiere Spot

The tradition that was begun as I was growing up and has continued to be practiced in our home is that of using the refrigerator as a photo gallery.  Due to this tradition, I have found it necessary to cover my office door with various pictures from a number of young people . . .…

I Get the Coolest Gifts

Nicely wrapped in a Meijer’s bag, I found a drawing from Dakota on the back of one of Molly’s homework sheets.  I found this gift as I pulled my “fru fru” pillows (those are the pillows that no one has any intention of using and are simply there to make the bed look pretty) off…

Death Comes in Seasons

Our kids Grandma Wanda passed away earlier this morning.  Our family was truly blessed when Sandy married Barry Smades and brought another uncle into my kids lives.  With Barry came his beautiful sister, Terry, and mother, Grandma Wanda.  Terry passed away a couple of years ago and Grandma Wanda this morning.  We are rejoicing with…

It Is Not Death to Die

My Grandma died this morning.  She was amazing and apparently had an amazing heart (unlike myself I’m sure – thank you dad).  She was 92 and lived a wonderful life, walked faithfully with a wonderful Savior and was surrounded by a wonderful family.  As soon as I heard of her physical state, the song below…