A Christmas Grandmother!

Previously written in 2017 when we just had one grandchild. Since that time God has blessed us with more. We are so thankful for how He has chosen to add to our growing family not only through the birthing process but also adoption and fostering. And now we wait in anticipation for the seventh’s birth next month!

the scarlett road

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Since becoming totally immersed into grand-parenting, I have wondered about a character from Bible days who is not mentioned or named. No limelight or recognition of a life lived with fanfare. No books embellished with her grand-parenting skills. But this woman has grown in great respect in my mind. I wonder what she was like. Did she beam with pride when she learned her daughter had been chosen to carry the Messiah in her womb? Did she beam with pride knowing she would be the Lord of the Universe’s grandmother? Did she beam with pride that the King of King’s would sit at her table? Or, did she feel the sting of friends and family turning their backs? Did she feel the weight of gossiping lips that targeted her pregnant unwed daughter? Did she feel the ostracism of those who failed to believe? Did she herself struggle to believe? I…

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Stress, Depression, and Loneliness

At this time of year, many suffer with tensions of Stress, Depression, and Loneliness, in addition to feeling like everything depends upon you. And yet, this time of the year, we should be rejoicing and giving thanks for the ultimate, unsurpassed gift that has ever been given to man. And of all the ample possessions … Continue reading Stress, Depression, and Loneliness

Scarecrows In A Cucumber Field

One of my biggest loves about autumn are the pumpkins and scarecrows. I have a passion for pursuing new and personality-ladened ones to add to my collection, or just to admire. Hence, my wonderful husband tolerates this adventure because he knows I will eventually make his favorite autumn dessert: No-bake pumpkin pie. But it makes … Continue reading Scarecrows In A Cucumber Field