Life Lesson: Beware of Pumpkin Seeds :)

If you’re roasting pumpkin seeds, make sure to count them first–if you’re missing one, look in the nostrils of the nearest child. You may need to take a trip to the doctor.

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Christmas Wrap-Up, Large Family Style

written by Jerri Davenport With 41 days left till Christmas, I thought I would share the system we developed for dealing with the sheer number of gifts involved in a typical Christmas season at our house. It used to be that we would keep all the Christmas gifts for our children in our closet until […]

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Contentment in the Kitchen

  I can’t tell you how many women have told me recently that they don’t like to cook. And let’s face it, serving good food to your family requires some time in the kitchen. There’s no way around it. I have been thinking about this, and ladies in our day and time have it so […]

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When Daddy comes home late…

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, before we had 4 new foster children in our home. When we set the table these days, there are 3 more plates (1 is a baby), and we’re using paper plates for a season. And there are more little children to greet Daddy with JOY when he […]

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A Good Winter’s Night :)

Tonight has been a good winter’s night! What’s a good winter’s night look like for you? I was out running errands with the kids all day, and I wanted a quiet evening at home. I recently got a stack of books at the library, and I wanted nothing more than to sit by the fire […]

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Life Lessons From My Mother-in-Law

Three weeks ago, we stood in our entry way and gave hugs to my mother-in-law and said goodbye after a very nice weekend with her. We had no idea that those would be our last hugs, and our last goodbyes. Last Wednesday, my husband’s sister called us to tell us that their mom had passed […]

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When you have nothing left to give…

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photo credit: Caitlinator I wanted to write last night, but I couldn’t. I wanted to write two posts–one about food, and one about kids with behavioral issues. I was spent. My brain was fried. I couldn’t give anything else. One of my kids has been spiraling all week, and last night and this morning, it […]

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Overindulging Our Children??

Our kids have it so good. Imagine if they got only 1 tin cup for Christmas and they were overjoyed! Imagine them having 1 doll–their whole life–and treasuring that one doll. That’s not the way it is here. I have to admit that every year, I struggle with this Christmas thing. My kids don’t need anything. I […]

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Today I Wear My Widow’s Mite

  by Tarena   I was given this gift of a “Widow’s Mite” necklace a few years ago. It is an ancient artifact dating back to the time of Christ. Really! It is a 2,000 year old stone…I do try to keep the baby from sucking on it…ya never know what could be on that  !   Israel […]

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Children are a Heritage

This is what I shared at a baby shower tonight, on behalf of my friend Mishia’s 4th little guy, Elias…     I remember going from 2 kids to 3 kids, and then going from 3 to 4. When we only had 2, people would say they were so cute and would smile at them […]

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