Mom’s Career

I have a huge amount of siblings. My oldest brother, Phillip will turn 48 this year. My youngest brother, Daniel just turned 20. There is a 28 year age difference between these two. In 1971 Mom began her quest with the “teenage years”. Finnnnnnalllllly this […]

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Cold In Russia

My sister Penny and her fiance Alex are teaching in Russia. But lately their trip to and from school has been more difficult. The other day as Penny left for school, a short distance later she realized there was frost on her scarf. It was […]

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Benjamin Makes Cookies

Okay, Mom I really don’t want to mess up, can you help me? It was Benjamin’s first time to make cookies all by himself. His big eyes we’re even bigger as he gave me a focused serious look. He held out the 1/4 cup measuring […]

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Beauty and My Little Ginny

Ginny is my one and only daughter. She’s almost eight years old. I see alot of me in her. And then I see even more potential in her than I ever saw in me. Last night when she came to hug me for no specific […]

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Me As A Mother

I’ve been reading through Heartstrings of Love.* It’s a book filled with quotes from famous (Christian) people giving tribute to their mothers. There are a bunch of great words in there that tell of the home, parenting, and mothering. Some of the quotes were real […]

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Ginny’s Birthday Wish List

Ginny’s birthday is coming very soon. I’ve gotten an idea or two about what to get her. But the other day she surprised me with a list. She labeled it her birthday wish list. She will be turning eight. Here is her list (in order […]

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Oklahoma Burn Ban

I told my son Benjamin to dump the trash. When he came back from the dumpster he told my husband Danny someone was burning trash in a barrel. This was something important to know.

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The Velveeteen Rabbit

Have you found any really good books to read to your children lately? I have. Pastor Chuck Swindoll mentioned this book in a sermon when he was talking about Mom’s. The book was written in the 1920’s. It’s a story that little kids understand but […]

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Personal Prayer Alarm

Sometimes I think of how much I love my children and how innocent and helpless they can be. They are totally trusting my husband and me to teach them how to live in life. Most children are so innocent and at the mercy of their […]

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Finding Mr. Right

Our 6am workday had begun on the assembly line. Julie, who just turned 22, would be working next to me for the next hour. Together we would put heat shield foil on the inside of side panels that would promptly be placed on a cooking […]

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