If Cinnamon Rolls Could Talk

I made and froze these cinnamon rolls today for, you guessed it, staycation. I’m pretty sure I haven’t made them since Christmas. One of the girls requested them, so of course, we shall have them. Cinnamon rolls speak “cozy family time” to me. While I spread the soft butter across […]

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Why Have Daily Habits?

This is a quote from our pastor, Jake Mills. Yesterday he spoke on how to develop spiritual habits so we are doers/defenders of our faith and not just talkers about our faith. He acknowledged what he shared was not new, but pretty simple. Yet, most of us don’t have the […]

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Homemade Biscuits for The Grand

I made these biscuits today for The Grand. He has several food allergies and is quite restricted on the number of baked goodies that are safe for him. I love to bake for my family but The Grand cannot have any of the treats I make for everyone else. He […]

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The Science of Staycation

At the end of every day I like to record a little bit about it in my little notebook. It’s just part of who I am. I write a little about what made me smile or what was life-giving in that day. Today one of my life-giving moments was talking […]

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Nurture Someone’s Dream

I bought these kitchen towels last week at a little kitchen store in the next town over (that’s country-talk for about fifteen minutes away). I saw some similar in a picture on Pinterest. I loved the decorating idea they were used to create. I looked everywhere I could think, but […]

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Be More You

I took this picture about 6:00am. I opened my deck for the day—opening the umbrella, putting down the porch swing from its out-of-the-rain position, putting up the gates so the dogs can’t get off the deck—and I looked down to see the sun shining through the flower petals. Instantly I […]

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A Few Good Men

I love these good-looking guys. We had a pretty chill Father’s Day. Gene and Caleb are plenty tired from working on Kelsey and Caleb’s new house, so they welcomed a relaxing day. Both guys (actually all three guys) found time for a short nap. I am honored to be Gene’s […]

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Dreams Come True (Sometimes when We’re not Looking)

When the kids were little we had a Sesame Street book about the four seasons. A few of the pages showed a family’s backyard and how it changed with each season. It also showed the family doing seasonal activities in their backyard. This family happened to have a little pond […]

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Getting It Done

Some days are about getting it done. I know I talk about enjoying today and seeing God’s hand in every day. I did enjoy today and I did see God’s hand. I worked hard to finish a writing project due by the end of the day. I love writing on […]

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