Sep 282014
 
My Father's Daughter

This is the short story of four orphaned boys. Their lineages vary from unimportant to scandalous, but at early ages they were all adopted by loving and affluent families. The way these boys responded to their adoptions is the reason I’m telling their story. This is not a true story, mind you…or is it? I’ll let you decide for yourself. The first boy fell in love with his parents from his very first glance of […]

 September 28, 2014  Uncategorized Comments Off
Sep 062014
 
Ready-to-Use Torah Portion Lessons (from the beginning)!

My kids and I love reading through the Torah Portion each week; it’s our favorite part of the school day. If the term “Torah Portion” is unfamiliar to you, a better explanation might be “Portions of the Pentateuch”. The Torah (the first five books of the Bible) are divided into fifty-four sections that are to be read throughout the year. The new cycle begins immediately after the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot). Starting with the new Torah […]

 September 6, 2014  Christian Roots 1 Response »
Sep 022014
 
I Heard an Old, Old Story

I feel like telling a story. I would make one up, but there’s this old one that’s my very favorite. Every time I hear it, each time I tell it, I’m struck by something new. You’ve probably heard it before, but you might like hearing it again. Once upon a time there was a man. He was a wanderer, and he had no children. He did have a beautiful wife and many faithful servants, but […]

 September 2, 2014  Christian Roots 1 Response »
Aug 282014
 
Rocking the Christmas Tree

I don’t expect this post to go viral. I know it will ruffle some feathers…maybe even evoke a few tears among relatives who might feel I’m stealing from them or from our history. Still, the carved pumpkin display in front of Kroger today kinda forced my hand in this matter. It’s time to tell y’all the truth—to fess up. I’m not writing this post to persuade you of anything. This is simply an explanation of […]

Aug 262014
 
Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Pain-free (I hope)

It’s morning. It’s raining outside and my room is still dark, but I know it’s morning because I’m awake. I never wake before seven without a reason, and often it’s much later than that. My children are still sleeping, too; so is the little dog. I see the clock blinking haughtily at me– pretending it knows the time. We both know it’s full of it. I toy with the idea of going back to sleep, […]

 August 26, 2014  Uncategorized 1 Response »
Aug 252014
 
The Vodka I Didn't Drink

Last week I posted this picture to Facebook. Do you follow us on Facebook?   The shot was meant to feature our new dog (and her fabulous kissy face). We call her Maxine (Max for short). I say we call her “Max” ’cause that’s not officially her name…yet. The eight year old beauty shares a name with one of my daughters, actually. And while my daughter thought that was so cool, her mother felt differently about it. So, […]

 August 25, 2014  Uncategorized Comments Off
Aug 172014
 
Grow a Garden

Well, we’ve done it. We’ve written our first children’s book! When I say we, I most definitely mean we. This book was a family affair in every sense of the word. The entire book was illustrated by my phenomenally talented children (under the direction of my amazing mom). The cast of Kingdom Twindom got a name change: meet Lily, Lola, Luke, Laura, and Landon. But the adventures are the same! The next two books are in the works, and […]

 August 17, 2014  Blogging & Writing Comments Off
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