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Celebration In Spite of Tragedy

Christmas is a time of merriment and festivities – family, friends, food – gifts galore. Sadly, though, Christmas can be a time when loved ones no longer with us are missed so much. I was reminded about one family this year who will celebrate Christmas after losing 9...

Heaven On Earth

Shortly after moving to East Texas, hubby and I found a church to attend.  Then our new pastor showed up (young and brings great sermons each week).  We recently began a new sermon series, “Heaven on Earth,” which brought a lot to mind for this Christmas season. The...

Getting Ready

We’ve been in a flurry of activity at the farm preparing for winter, for Christmas parties, and for a huge family Christmas.  I’ve had my daily to-do’s written down on my phone and checking each job off the list as they’re completed (and don’t worry, haven’t forgotten...

Hope Is Found

Many moons ago I heard a lecture by Hal Lindsey, author of The Late Great Planet Earth (and numerous other great books).  He said, “Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air…but only for one...

Count Your Blessings

  A friend gave us the perfect Christmas gift … a blessings jar.  I told her I was placing it front and center so I can see it everyday as a reminder to practice gratitude instead of grumbling (I tend to grumble a lot).  I used it for the first time yesterday. I...