Marriage and Money

Those are two words that often start a fight. Most marriage fights are over money. I’ve experienced that kind of fight plenty of times. I used to be a spender. Big time spender. Even when I was a kid. My mom and dad like to tell a funny story about when I went shopping forContinue reading “Marriage and Money”

Remembering the Ice Storm

Yesterday, we had beautiful snow.  I like snow.  The kids like snow.  They played, started a snowman and made snow angels.  It was pretty.  I took pictures.  All was good. Last night, the freezing rain started.  Freezing rain I do not like.  School had already been cancelled, so I knew we didn’t have to goContinue reading “Remembering the Ice Storm”

Blind Hope

I recently finished reading the book Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher.  It’s the story of Laurie and her dog Mia, the lives saved and friendships formed.  As I began to read the story – set on the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – I remembered hearing Kim interviewed by Dr. James Dobson.  When IContinue reading “Blind Hope”

Adventures in Advent

Our family continues to celebrate the season of Advent.  It is a time to refocus and prepare.  Many say it’s about preparing for Christmas, but really, Advent is so much more than that.  It’s a time to prepare for the coming of the Messiah.  Yes, that happened at “Christmas” through the birth of Jesus.  ButContinue reading “Adventures in Advent”

Prayer for my Baby

Heavenly Father- Today is the day, you have made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!  Today is the day, you have chosen for my baby to join the world!  And even though we will meet this baby for the first time, you already know the number of hairs on his head today andContinue reading “Prayer for my Baby”

Lovely Baby Shower

A couple of days ago, I was the recipient of a lovely baby shower.  The church my family attends was the host.  When I was asked if they could throw a shower for us, I was really surprised!  It’s our 5th child, we have sooooo much we’ve saved and we have only been attending for aboutContinue reading “Lovely Baby Shower”