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    family,  Thoughts

    The Enchanting Hour

    There is a special time in my house that a friend of mine calls the enchanting hour. A time when my house is still. During that time I read, write, fold laundry, or occasionally catch up on a show. Mainly it is a quiet time. If dishes are in the sink, I leave them for the time being. The vacuuming can wait for later. Literally, if anything noisy needs to be done, I can ABSOLUTELY leave it alone! Why? Because it is nap time, and I want my kids to go to sleep!  But seriously, I have other reasons why is this such a special time as well. This is…

  • family,  Kids,  Thoughts

    My Favorite Authors!

    Today I want to share with you one of my favorite hobbies: reading! I am always on the hunt for a good book. I have read many genres over the years. But right now I want to talk about my favorite fictional lady authors. And a great benefit: All of these books are safe for your teenager to read! These are enjoyable stories free of any risqué writing in their plots. The first that comes to my mind is Robin Jones Gunn. I LOVE her books! They are set in modern day times. I think that one of the first book of hers that I read was part of the…

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    Bible,  Thoughts

    The Word

    I saw this quote recently that was attributed to Charles Spurgeon, which got me thinking. “If we do not love the Bible, we certainly do not love the God who gave it to us” My first question in thinking critically is: “But, is that true?” If I receive a gift from my parents who gave it to me out of their incredible love for me, and I don’t really “love” that item as much as I love them, is that a bad thing? Does that mean I don’t love my parents? So in similitude to this story or train of thought, is that God gave us the Scriptures, but if…

  • outdoors

    Sap’s Running!

    It has been many years since I have participated in the making of maple syrup. But I still remember the buckets of clear liquid that we would gather and dump into a large pot on the back of our kitchen stove. My favorite part? The smell of the syrup being cooked down. It smells so heavenly!!! You can almost taste the sweet, velvet-like substance in the kitchen as it nears perfection. While the smell is similar to cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, it also reminds me of the smells exactly like a cake my Mother used to bake when I was growing up. To this day, I still call…